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Start off by laying down on the ground. Put your feet together and keep them about 12 inches in front of your bum. This will cause your legs to form almost a 90˚ angle. Once in position make sure your back is arched and that your spine is in the neutral position. Keep your face parallel with the ceiling at all times as your lift your head. Only put your fingertips on the back of your head to make sure that you do not assist the crunch with your arms.
1. As you crunch make sure that your shoulder blades come off the ground.
2. Slowly return to the starting position while making sure your back is arched before you start your next repetition.
You do not have to go "all the way up" when doing floor crunches. You will disengage your abs and start to work your lower back. So if the focus is abs, do not go all the way up.
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Scott Herman is the founder and CEO of Scott Herman Fitness. He created the business because he saw the need for people who wanted to get in shape, but couldn’t afford the high cost of a personal trainer. He has worked in a gym since he was 14 and has done everything from GM to Fitness Professional. He attended Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also holds a real estate license. After college, Scott harnessed his energy into a career that encompassed all the things he loves: fitness, modeling and the entertainment business. Thus, Scott Herman Fitness on YouTube was born and this dynamo now spends his days expanding his social network on his quest to teach fitness to the world for free.