How To Perform Reverse Crunch Exercise

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.

Reverse-Crunch

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.

Muscles Used In Reverse Crunch:rectus_abdominis

 

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