A 20-Minute Workout That Really Works

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Minute Ten: Raised Crunches

These crunches may be more intense than the ones you’re used to. Lie on your back and raise your straightened legs about six inches off the ground. As you bring your torso forward for the crunch, bend your knees and bring them toward your chest. Knees and chest should almost meet in the middle. Make sure to not put your hands behind your neck when performing a crunch; it minimizes ab work and can hurt your neck. Also, remember to breathe…which is good advice for almost anything you do.

Reps: 30