Reverse Crunches for Sculpted Abs without the Standard Crunch
Hate doing standard crunches, try reverse crunches instead. Be sure to keep your abs contracted and exhale as you sit up. This is an intermediate exercise; make sure you are ready for it. If you feel any stress on your lower back stop immediately. Make it easier by doing the exercise without the medicine ball.
Do it Right
- Sit on mat w/ knees bent feet wider than hips distance, heels on floor, toes pointed to ceiling, hold a light weight or medicine ball on your chest
- Contract abdominal muscles, flatten low back, keep neck and chin in a neutral position, exhale & slowly lean back as far as you can using only your abdominal muscles, slowly sit back up to return to starting position
- Continue leaning back & sitting up until all reps are complete
Demonstrated by: Tanya Stroh