Senior Fitness Exercises : Abdominal Crunch Exercise for Senior Health & Fitness

Senior Fitness Exercises : Abdominal Crunch Exercise for Senior Health & Fitness


The next exercise we’re going to do is going
to focus on abdominals. I’m just going to show you a basic abdominal crunch, so go ahead
and come to the floor. Lie flat on your back, knees are bent, feet on the floor, hands behind
your head for support. Slightly bring those elbows up towards the ceiling – make your
abs really strong and exhale as you lift off of the ground as high as you can, come back
down. Exhale lift – inhale lower. Make sure when you crunch you don’t push your belly
up to the ceiling, you want to keep the navel pulled into the spine, keep your belly and
strengthen the abdominals as you lift. Support your head with your hands, exhale and inhale.
Very good, keep your abs tight the entire way up and the entire way down. Good job,
exhale and inhale. Good. Now what your goal is, is to get those shoulder blades off of
the mat and lower. If you can’t get them up quite yet, that’s fine – the stronger
your abs get the higher up you’ll be able to come. Exhale lift and lower. Good.

2 comments

  1. There is nothing different about the crunches indicating it is for a senior or elderly person. Some senior including myself would be stranded on the floor once down on the floor. She makes no mention this is a cruch for seniors. She could injure someone who is uninformed.

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