Crunch Pulldowns For a
- By Nick Nilsson
The Crunch Pulldown is a very simple
exercise to do, perfect for hitting the abs in a way they're not used to
at all. For this one, all you need is a high pulley and a bar
||Hook up the bar to
the pulley and set a moderate weight on it. You don't want
to go too heavy or you won't be able to perform the
Once you do it
once, you'll get a better idea of how much weight you can
Lie on your back under the
pulley. In the picture, I have an adjustable-height pulley
and have it set a few feet off the ground.
If you have just a regular high pulley that you
can move, it'll work exactly the same but you'll have to grab the bar
THEN lie down in position rather than lying down first then reaching up
and grabbing the bar.
So once you're on your back (with your
head diretly under the pulley), pull the bar down so that
your elbows are bent about 90 degrees. Your knees should be
bent 90 degrees and feet placed flat on the floor for this
one. The bar should be 8 to 12 inches above your body.
That's the start position.
Now crunch up. But here's the kick - as you're crunching up,
don't use the weight to help pull yourself up...instead,
perform a pulldown movement as you're crunching up. To do
this, just pull the bar down towards your lower chest until
it touches your lower chest.
So not only do you get the normal
tension from the crunch movement, you're also getting
tension on the abs using the weight from the pulldown
movement. This really fires up the six-pack muscles to help
them stand out. It's a unique angle of resistance that your
abs have probably never felt before!
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About Nick Nilsson
Nick Nilsson is Vice-President of the online personal training company BetterU, Inc. He has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been inventing new training techniques
for more than 16 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding eBooks including “Metabolic Surge – Rapid Fat Loss,” “The Best Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of,” “Gluteus to the Maximus - Build a Bigger Butt NOW!” and “The Best Abdominal Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of” all available at: www.fitstep.com
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