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Leg-Tucked Dumbbell Crunch

Leg-Tucked Dumbbell Crunch

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Abdominal strength


The leg-tucked dumbbell crunch strengthens the abdominals and obliques. The dumbbell makes flexion of the spine more difficult, therefore increasing the difficulty of the exercise. Depending on your goals – choose a lighter dumbbell for muscular endurance or a heavier one for muscular strength. The leg-tucked position decreases the hip flexor involvement.


  • Lie on your back with your legs tucked up, feet off the floor.
  • Hold the dumbbell at your chest, close to the chin.
  • Keeping your neck neutral, roll your upper back off the floor.
  • Return slowly to the floor.


  • Jutting the chin as you crunch up
  • Holding the dumbbell too low toward the stomach