Reverse Crunch

Reverse Crunch on Bench

How to Reverse Crunch

You Should Feel This: Abs

Exercise Families: Trunk Flexion

Equipment: Bench

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Flex your hips and knees to 90-degrees,—using your hands to grab the bench behind your head for support.

  2. Tighten your core to lift your pelvis toward your rib cage. Pause briefly in the up-position and use your abs to control your hips as you lower back down toward the bench.

  3. Keep your core engaged by contracting your abs before your hips lift off the bench. Continue the movement for the specified amount of reps.

  4. You should feel this working the abs, obliques, and hip flexors.

Alternative Exercises:

Reverse Crunch  Bent-Leg Raise

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