Crunch with Hands Overhead

Type of exercise:Strength
Primary Muscle:Abdominals
Equipment:Weight Plate


  1. Lie down flat on the floor. Keep your knees bent and feet on the ground. Raise your hands above your head and cross your palms. This is your starting position.

  2. Curl your torso forward so your feel your abs contracting just until your shoulder blades are off the floor. As you do this, keep your arms aligned with your head - do not move them forwards.

  3. Return to the starting position while inhaling. This completes one repetition.

  4. Repeat for as many reps as needed.


For advanced lifters, you can hold a weight plate in your hands.