Hanging Monkey Bar Crunches

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Move Targets: Core, Hip Flexors and Lats


Step 1: Grab onto the monkey bars keeping your shoulders tight. Do not let your body weight hand from the shoulder sockets. Think about actively pulling your shoulder blades together. Bend your knees and keep them together.


Step 2:  Using your lower abs and squeezing your lats (under your armpits and around ribcage), bring the knees up as high as you can. Exhale during this crunch.


Step 3: Without swinging, lower the legs down and back again to the starting position. Take a big breath in and prepare for the next crunch. If your arms get tired, try breaking up the reps, doing two or three at a time.

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