The reverse crunch really works your lower abs. It gets deep into the
core muscles and really strengthens the stomach.
This one can be hard on your back, so alter this move if
This is the second video in the abdominal crunches series.
Follow the instructions and the video below to ensure you are doing
this move correctly.
Use the helpful tips to alter this depending on your fitness level.
There are many different variations of the reverse abdominal crunch.
If you have been doing this move different than mentioned below, that's
Just make sure you really feel it in the lower abdominals and are not
putting too much strain on the back.
Exercise #2 - Reverse Crunch
The reverse crunch is very effective
for the lower abdominal muscles
and helps get you fab abs.
You can do this exercise with bent knees, legs crossed or
to do the Reverse Crunch
- Lie flat on the floor and place your hands
- Bend your knees at a 90 degree angle.
- Using your ab muscles and not momentum, curl
your hips off the floor and reach your legs towards the ceiling,
bringing your knees towards your chest.
- Slowly return to the starting position.
- Remember to breathe during the exercise,
exhaling as you lift your hips and inhale as you return to starting
- Repeat for 8 to 15 repetitions.
Note: If you feel pressure or pain
in your lower back, place your hands
under your hips for added support to your spine.
The video below uses a starting position with feet a few inches off the
floor. By returning to this starting position each time, you are
getting more contraction on the abdominal muscles.
However, this is a more advanced form of this type of exercise. So if
you are just starting out, you can keep your legs pointed towards the
ceiling and use your muscles to lift your butt off the ground.
Click on the video to watch a demonstration of this ab
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