Log In

Reset Password

The crockodile crunch

Although fondly referred to as love handles, flabby oblique muscles are not usually enticing to anyone. It’s an area of the body that is extremely difficult to firm up, especially for women.

Fitness enthusiast Joshua Ball says he’s had success with crockodiles an exercise he says is great because it builds strength.

“Real beginners may find this challenging. They may not be able to hold their back completely straight. But if they keep at it, they’ll get stronger and soon find that they can easily do it,” he said.

Exercise: Crockodile crunch


For beginners

1) Position yourself to do a push up with your legs straight out behind you, and your arms straight under your shoulders

2) Lift your right leg up bend at the knee and pull forward

3) Return the leg to the ground and repeat on the opposite leg

Mr Ball recommends three sets of 15 a few times a week.

For the advanced, the exercise method is the same as for the beginners but a push up is added after each set. The push up works muscles in the upper arm and shoulders.

Crockodiles: This exercise helps get rid of love handles.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published July 02, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated July 01, 2013 at 4:34 pm)

The crockodile crunch

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon