Spiderman crunches are a variation of the traditional crunch exercise that targets the muscles of the abdominal region, including the rectus abdominis (also known as the “six-pack” muscles) and the obliques (the muscles on the sides of the abdomen).
To perform a Spiderman crunch:
- Start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart on the ground and your feet hip-width apart.
- Engage your core and lift your right foot off the ground, bringing your knee towards your elbow on the same side.
- Pause briefly at the top of the movement and then return your foot to the starting position.
- Repeat the movement with your left leg and continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions.
The Spiderman crunch adds an element of dynamic movement to the traditional crunch exercise, which helps to engage the core muscles and improve balance. It is important to keep your movements slow and controlled and to engage your core throughout the exercise to maximize the benefits. You can also vary the difficulty of the exercise by using different variations, such as a plank jack or a mountain climber.