Posted by Step into Life Ocean Grove on 07/05/2019

How to perform an ab curl


Ab curls target the rectus abdominis, '6 pack' muscle that runs down the front of the torso.  Building this muscle is one part of developing your core muscles for stability and performance.

Benefits:Rectus Abdominis (RA) flexes to bring the shoulders towards the hips. It provides stability for the body. A strong back and abs are the foundation of all daily movements as well as sports performance.  If you have a low enough body fat you will see the 6 pack that many desire.

Common mistakes:

  • -pulling on the neck
  • - flexing too high
  • - relaxing down on the ground
  • - arching the back
  • - Thinking ab curls can reduce belly fat

Ab curls should not be undertaken by females after their first trimester & not undertaken post natal if you have abdominal separation and until you have regained good core strength.

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