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Reverse Crunch

Calisthenics / Beginner
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How to do the Reverse Crunch - Learn Proper Reverse Crunch Form

  1. Step 1: Lie face up on a mat. Place hands behind head and raise head off the ground
  2. Step 2: Next, lift your legs and bend knees so that they form a 90-degree angle. Hips are still on the ground at this time.
  3. Step 3: Begin exercise by raising your hips off the ground and toward your head (this movement will be slight but you should really feel it in your lower abs) Pause, then lower back down and repeat.

Reverse Crunch Variations and Reverse Crunch Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Place feet flat on floor with knees bent. Place hands behind head and crunch up allowing your shoulders to come off the ground. Focus on crunching inward to rising upward.
  2. Variation 2: Lie on your left side. Legs together and knees bent. Place your left hand behind your head and begin exercise by crunching your obliques.

Reverse Crunch Tips

  1. Tip 1: Upper body should not move during crunch.
  2. Tip 2: Focus on contracting your abdominal muscles when raising your hips. Try to touch your knees to your head without moving upper body.
  3. Tip 3: The movement will not be much, but if done properly it should really target your lower abs.

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Reverse Crunch Muscles Worked

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Reverse Crunch Equipment

Reverse Crunch Training Details

The reverse crunch is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the quads.

The only reverse crunch equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different reverse crunch variations that you can try out that may require different types of reverse crunch equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper reverse crunch form is easy with the step by step reverse crunch instructions, reverse crunch tips, and the instructional reverse crunch technique video on this page. The reverse crunch is a n/a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the reverse crunch video, learn how to do the reverse crunch, and then be sure and browse through the reverse crunch workouts on our workout plans page!

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Reverse Crunch Force Type: N/A
Reverse Crunch Mechanics Type: Isolation
Reverse Crunch Other Names: Reverse Crunches

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