EZ Krunch Instructions

By Dan Ketchum

The EZ Krunch, an abdominal exercise accessory sold on television in the 1990s, offer an alternative to the standard crunch. Users hold the device between their knees and work their abs by pumping a handle up and down. Due to its rotating base, the EZ Krunch lends itself to numerous abdominal exercises, each with their own instructions. Consult the EZ Krunch's instruction manual before working out to ensure proper form during your exercise.

Forward Crunch

Sit on a flat surface, such as a chair or couch, with your back straight and your feet on the ground.

Hold the base of the EZ Krunch between your knees so that the curved part of the base hooks over the tops of your knees and the EZ Krunch's padded handle faces upward. The EZ Krunch's handle should be compacted at this point.

Grasp the EZ Krunch's handle with both hands and pull upward in a smooth motion until the handle stops.

Lean forward, pressing the handle back into the base of the device.

Repeat steps three and four.

Knee-ins

Sit on a surface that has high back support. Rest your back flat on the support.

Hold the handle of the EZ Krunch with both hands, positioning it just below your sternum. Keep your feet raised off the ground.

Position the EZ Krunch between your knees.

Pull your knees up toward your chest, compacting the EZ Krunch's handle.

Lower your knees again, expanding the EZ Krunch's handle.

Repeat steps four and five.

Rotator Crunch

Sit in on a flat surface with your feet touching the ground.

Position the EZ Krunch between your knees.

Grasp the handle with both hands, holding it just below your sternum.

Lower your chest downward toward your right knee.

Return to the upright position.

Lower your chest downward toward your left knee.

Return to the upright position.

Repeat steps four through seven.

Tips

Incorporate cardiovascular exercise and a healthy diet into your routine to trim your abdominal muscles.

Warnings

Stretch and drink plenty of water before engaging in exercise.

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