15-Minute Core Workout: 5 Moves to Sexy Abs

Straight Arm Lat Pull Into a Crunch

  • Start with the knees slightly bent and a small curve in the lumbar spine.
  • Tuck the chin to align the head with the spine.
  • Take a step or two back to fully extend your arms.
  • Bend at the waist so your torso is bent at a 30-degree angle.
  • Make sure your arms are extended in front of you with elbows slightly bent.
  • Contract your lats to pull the cable down (keep pulling until your hands are next to the outside of your thighs).
  • Exhale and crunch. Make sure to breathe out so you prevent an abdominal strain or muscle rupture.
  • Return to the start position.
  • Do 15 to 20 reps.

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