with Ralph Santarsiero, MS

Ralph Santarsiero, MS
Certified by:
1. American Council on Exercise (ACE):     
  a. Medical Exercise  
  b. Certified Personal 
  c. Health Coach
2. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):
a. Certified Personal Trainer
3. Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA):
   a. Aquatic Fitness
4. National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA):
Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator
Cell: (512) 217-0115
A Personal Trainer who makes house calls.
Cell: (512) 217-0115 

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CRUNCH or CURL-UP : The correct, safe way for abdominal workout (rectus abdominis).
     Varun is demonstrating the correct form for the crunch. The curl-up technique is critical to spare the spine. If you flex the cervical spine (when you tuck the  chin toward the chest)--- this is poor technique. You may bend one leg with the knee flexed at 90 degrees and for beginners, you ma place both hands palms down behind the lower back.
      I observe many, many exercisers performing the crunch incorrectly.
     Also, many individuals perform FULL SIT-UPS ---this movement places TOO MUCH STRESS on the lower SPINE !