How to Perform the Pilates Crunch Hold
Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.
Starting Position: Sit on a carpet or a floor mat with your heels on the ground and your knees bent. Extend your arms directly out in front of you.
Action: Slowly lower your upper body half way to the ground without letting your heels come off the ground. Hold this position for a determined amount of time.
Raise your upper body back to the starting position without letting your heels come off the ground.
1. Move your heels further away from your glutes to make the exercise easier
2. Move your heels closer to your glutes to make the exercise harder.
3. Hold a weight against your chest to make the exercise harder.