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How To Do The Reverse Crunch

Nick Harris-Fry
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 15:22
Reverse crunch

It’s generally wise to master the standard form of an exercise before you move on to any kind of variation. When it comes to the crunch, though, you can skip right ahead to the reverse form of the move.

As we’ve pointed out before, the standard crunch isn’t the best move for anyone looking to strengthen their core or carve out a six-pack. They can be bad for your lower back and have little impact on your lower abs. In contrast, the reverse crunch hits all the showy exterior abs muscles you need to work for a well-defined six-pack, placing particular emphasis on the lower abs. The reverse crunch also puts your abs under tension for a long period of time, maximising the benefits to your stomach muscles – if it’s done properly…

How To Do The Reverse Crunch

Start lying down with your arms by your sides. Raise your legs so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and your knees are bent at a 90° angle. Breathe out and contract your abs to bring your knees up towards your chest and raise your hips off the floor. Hold for a beat in this position, then slowly lower your legs back to the starting...

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