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Reverse Crunch

The Reverse Crunch is the opposite movement of a Sit-up, which means: we will approach our pelvis to our breastbone contracting the abdominal muscles. This exercise strengthens your abs and causes less strain on your back and neck than a regular crunch.

Lie on your back and extend your arms out to the side. Raise your knees and feet so they create a 90-degree angle.

 

Exhale and contract your abs lifting your hips off the floor with control; your knees will move toward your head. Try to keep your knees at a right angle.

 

Inhale and slowly return to starting position. Don´t swing your legs up and down. Focus on your abs and try to lift your hips off the ground.


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Allison Humina
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Good exercise 🙂 I’ll incorporate this into my workout regime this week!

noorainsobiya
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That’d be great if I could do it 😁😁

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Josh Gross | The Jaguar
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I’ve never seen this exercise before! I shall have to try it tomorrow morning.

jncthedc
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A wonderful ab exercise. Very effective. I like to work low back on days I do abs to keep opposing muscles balanced and strong. This also reduces the chances for back injuries.

Allison Humina
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