Reverse Crunches Exercise Guide
Reverse Crunches are bodyweight exercise that works your abs and quadriceps.
Reverse Crunches are great basic move. When done correctly, they can effectively target your core, hips, legs, lower body, upper legs and waist.
They require no equipment to do.
How to do Reverse Crunches
Start on your back with bent knees in a crunch position. With your abs contracted, curl your hips off the floor and crunch further in. Pause a moment and return slowly.
Brace your core throughout the entire exercise.
Avoid doing the exercise too quickly. Instead, lower your legs slowly and in a controlled fashion.
Keep your head in line with your neck and spine.
Learn how to do reverse crunches from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for reverse crunches may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for reverse crunches are:
- Upper Abs
- Transverse Abs
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Isolated, Aerobic, Cardio, Endurance|
|Muscles Worked||Abdominals, Quadriceps, Upper Abdominals, Transverse Abdominis|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy, Moderate, Simple|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Major Exercise||Ab Crunches|