Dukan Diet Exercises: Sloping Stomach Crunches

This is my second post on Dukan Diet exercises and it is my explanation of the “Dukan Diet Special” and I call this “Sloping Stomach Crunches”. If you could only carry out one exercise in addition to walking this would be the one that Dr Dukan would chose. It works on your stomach, arms and thighs.


Sloping Stomach Crunches

  • Remove all bedding from your bed except for a cushion and a pillow.
  • Put the cushion at the top of the bed and place your pillow length ways on top of the cushion to make a wedge.
  • Lie down on your back on the wedge.
  • Bring your knees up off the bed as far as is comfortable whilst keeping your flat feet on the bed about twelve inches apart.
  • Stretch out both arms and use your hands to hold on to your legs either on your knees or on your thighs behind your knees.
  • Without using your arms, use your stomach muscles try to lift your chest towards your knees and lower yourself back again and repeat as needed.
  • Now carry out the exercise again but instead of using your stomach muscles to lift your chest, use your arm muscles, once raised lower yourself again and repeat the required number of times.

Number of Repetitions

Dr Dukan recommends starting with fifteen of each exercise, carried out twice a day,  once first thing in the morning and the second last thing at night, building slowly up by one repitition per day to one hundred twice a day.  If you can’t manage fifteen start with as many as you can comfortably carryout.

  • Don’t forget to consult your doctor or medical practitioner before embarking on any new exercise regime.


 

8 Responses to “Dukan Diet Exercises: Sloping Stomach Crunches”

  • Nireshnee Chetty on January 17, 2014

    Exercise
    Hi,

    I have been doing the walking I want incoperate more exercise like the ones discussed in the book I will like visuals if possible please can email them.

    Warm Regards
    Nireshnee Chetty
    Nireshnee@mobileemail.vodafonesa.co.za

    • Amber on January 17, 2014

      Hi Nireshnee

      I’m sorry but the only visual I have is the small chart at the bottom of this post which you’ve already seen.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • jane on July 12, 2013

    I have bad knees, so is there an alternative exercise for the squats that will give the same effect?

  • tata on July 16, 2012

    minda daviklo 8kg

    • Amber on July 16, 2012

      Hi tata

      I’ve tried to translate your comment but haven’t been very successful. I hope it means that you’ve lost 8kgs and if this is the case. Congratulations!

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Lucinda on May 31, 2012

    I’m sorry, but I need the exercise above, clarified in picture form. Please?

    • Amber on June 1, 2012

      Hi Lucinda

      I’ve added a picture that I found. I hope this helps!

      A:)

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