Reverse Crunch exercise is used to develop the Rectus Abdominus muscle and primarily targets the lower half of the abs. Correct form of this exercise not only means a better overall effect on the muscles, but also less back pains and better muscle development.
Correct Form Of Reverse Crunch
- Lie down on a mat or a flat bench, just as you would in the case of normal crunches, with your feet flat on the ground and back flat against the mat.
- Place your hands behind your head, elbows facing outwards and knees bent at around 45°.
- Slowly bring your knees up, so that your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and your feet are together. This is the starting position.
- Slowly bring your knees towards your chest, lifting your hips up in the process. Your knees should reach your chest. Hold for a moment before going back to the starting position.
- Repeat till fatigue.
- Make sure you use your abs to bring your hips up, rather than use momentum to swing your legs towards your chest.
- Exhale as you bring your knees towards your chest from the starting position, inhale as you go back to starting position.