with Ralph Santarsiero, MS

Ralph Santarsiero, MS
Certified by:
American Council on Exercise (ACE):     
   Advanced Health &
   Fitness Specialist,
   Certified Personal 
   Trainer, & Health Coach
Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA):
   Aquatic Fitness
Cell: (512) 217-0115
A Personal Trainer who makes house calls.
Cell: (512) 217-0115 

I am fully insured.
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CRUNCH or CURL-UP : The correct, safe way for abdominal workout (rectus abdominis).
     The exerciser 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 puts too much stress on the lower spine.