Reverse Crunch

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Coach's Tips

It is a workout to target the upper abdominal muscles. You have to raise your legs with the strength of your core, not your waist or neck. Please be careful not to use your body's rebound!

How to Reverse Crunch

Starting Position

1. Lie flat on the floor with your hands by your sides and your knees bent.

2. Lift your feet off the floor, keeping your knees bent and your feet together.

3. Cross your arms over your chest.

Proper Form

1. Curl your hips off the floor by contracting your abdominal muscles and pressing your lower back into the floor.

2. Lift your legs up towards your chest as you curl your hips off the floor.

3. Slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. As you curl your hips off the floor, take a deep breath in.

2. As you lower your legs back down, exhale.


1. Make sure your back is kept flat on the floor and your neck is in line with your spine throughout the exercise.

2. Do not arch your back or lift your head off the floor.

3. Make sure to keep your legs together and your knees bent throughout the exercise.

4. Do not swing your legs when performing the exercise.

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