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Tuck Crunch Video

Really strengthen those abs with Dixon's tuck crunch. This mini workout that comes from Amy's background in tumbling is the perfect solution for as stronger core.

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Hi, I'm Amy Dickson for exercise TV and I'm gonna show you a move called the tuck crunch. I'm a former world competitive power tumbler and I'll tell you my coach would take me through this one and it's a great exercise for the abs. So, grab your mat, we're gonna bring ourself down to the floor, nice and easy coming on down. Now, you're gonna send your legs right out in front of you and we're just gonna start by warming up the abs just a little bit. Slowly lower all the way down, you're gonna lift your legs up into a nice little tuck right here. Now, this is all about just pulling your knees in and sending your legs back out. Bring your hands right by your side, ready, let's do this. Pull in, press out, good. Now, it's very small, should you choose to add a little crunch, you can, so it's a little tiny reverse curl as you come up and end, good. Little crunch, you should feel that entire abdominal region starting to warmup, yes. It's gonna work for you trust me. Now, extend your hands over your head, nice and easy and as you tuck in, you're gonna come in and open, good. Really bring your hands right by your sides; it's as if you're flying now through the air. Yes, tuck in, really lift off the floor, yes, here's 4 more, you can do this 3, stay with me, 2, one more time. You did it. Slowly bring the legs back down and extend your legs all the way out. Arms come up over the head, I call this the line stretch, take your low back off the floor really feel that length through the abdominals. You worked really hard, so you deserve this stretch; hold, right here. Now, take yourself over right on to your side, gonna bring it up to a standing position, alright? One leg at a time, supporting yourself, bring yourself to a stand and now from here really tuck into the navel, hold it back up and under. Just hold the stretch and now release, one more time, really tuck up and hold that your shoulders round and forward and now relaxed it down. big inhale from the floor finding that breath, exhale, one more time, lift, exhale, thank you so much for joining me right here on Exercise TV to really work that tuck crunch.

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