How to do a perfect Crunch Curl
Gold's Gym Tampa Fitness Manager offers a great move to target your abdominal core, biceps and quads.
Johnny Erickson, head personal trainer at Gold�s Gym in Tampa for six years, caters his workouts to functional training. He's certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He's from San Diego and came to Tampa as a firefighter in the Air Force. He loves surfing, hiking, mountain biking and running.
Erickson, 28, juggles about 40 clients who get killer core training using bands and stability balls to strengthen their abs. Gold's touts having weights up to 150 pounds, but what may surprise you is that most members aren't muscle heads, he says.
Erickson offers a great move to target your rectus abdominus of the core, biceps and quads. All you need is a pair of dumbbells and an incline bench with bars to wrap your legs around. Get crunching.
EXERCISE: CRUNCH CURL
- Hold weights in both hands. Wrap your legs around the bars of the incline bench. Begin with your back about 45 degrees off the bench, weights at your sides. Breathe in.
- Breathe out and slowly crunch up and bring those dumbbells toward your chest for a bicep curl. Engage abs each time you come up.
- Return to starting position and repeat.