The double leg drop crunch ups are an intermediate form of workout. The good thing about them is that not only are they less complicated to attempt than advanced exercises, but they require absolutely no equipment. Whereas many other exercises need weights or machines, all you need with double leg drop crunch ups is your body, a flat surface and some willpower. This exercise targets both your upper abs as well as your lower abs, making it a great workout to develop great-looking abdominal muscles. As with all forms of exercise, if you feel pain, not only are you doing the exercise incorrectly, but you are straining yourself and should stop immediately.
In this how-to process, you will require only exercise clothing, a flat surface (you may use a mat if it is more comfortable for you that way) and willpower.
1. Assume the Correct Starting Position
To begin, pick a nice, flat surface where you will be undisturbed and where you have enough space for movement. If you wish, place a mat on the ground to cushion your back. Lie flat down on the ground and make sure that you extend both of your legs straight. Do the same with both of your arms, extending them perfectly straight beyond your head.
2. Begin Your Repetition
You should start the actual double leg drop crunch ups by going into the movement. First, you want to start with your legs. From their straight and extended position, gradually pull both of your legs up so that they are at a 90 degree angle to the rest of your body. At the same time, what you want to do is raise both of your arms up so that they are both extended and almost touching your shins. This is the part of the workout which really exercises your abdominal muscles, both the upper as well as the lower ones.
When you crunch up in this fashion to almost touch your shins on your legs, you ought to feel the burn of your muscles, if you are doing this exercise properly. If you want to add just a touch of extra difficulty to this movement, try to hold your position for longer than one second. Try to hold your position as you have your legs extended and your arms raised into a crunch.
3. Complete Your Repetition
After you have worked out your abdominal muscles by way of crunching up with your arms toward your shins, it is time to finish one repetition. Do this by bringing both your legs and your arms back down at the same time. You must also take care to do this movement in a gradual way to keep from straining yourself. The final thing you should see to is to make sure that your back is still pressed firmly into the ground as you are bringing your legs and arms back down.