My Favorite Exercises: Reverse Crunch

Hi friends!

I’d like to start sharing with you some of my go-to moves that can help create lean, sculpted muscles. For the first installment, let’s begin with one of nearly everyone’s biggest problem areas – the lower abs.

Reverse crunches are a fabulous exercise that specifically target your lower abdomen muscles. you can do crunches all day and tone your upper abs, but your lower abs will never become sculpted unless you focus on resistance moves that isolate those muscles. The reverse crunch is a great way to do just that.

1. Start by laying on the floor and placing both hands behind your head. If you need a starter phase, put both hands on the floor for support instead.

2. Keeping your knees and ankles together, bring knees toward your chest.

3. Squeeze your ab muscles so your hips curl off the floor, and using ONLY your abs, push your hips and legs upward toward the ceiling. DO NOT use your legs, hands, or swinging momentum to complete the exercise.

4. Slowly lower your legs and repeat. Do 3 sets of 12-15 reps each.

What are your favorite ab moves?

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