How to Do a Reverse Crunch
Blue in the face from crunches? Not seeing the results you want? In addition to a strong cardio program and basic crunches, challenge your abs with a reverse crunch and you'll start to get the results you're after--stronger, sleeker and more toned abdominal muscles.
Realize that reverse crunches work the lower portion of your abdominals, while regular crunches work the upper part.
Start by lying on your back with your legs perpendicular to the ground, knees very slightly bent and feet in the air, crossed at the ankles.
Keep your arms on the floor next to you or place them comfortably behind your head.
Rest your head on the floor, relax your shoulders and keep your back straight.
Slowly lift your hips 1 to 2 inches off the floor, which will raise your legs and feet a few inches higher. Avoid rolling your hips backward and thus bending your back.
Hold this position for just a moment. Squeeze your abdominal muscles and keep your head and shoulders flat against the floor.
Slowly lower your hips back to the floor.
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