The reverse crunch exercise involves using your legs todo crunches which targets the rectus abdominis muscles that makes up the 6 pack of the core muscles.
This type of exercise takes some time to get used to and requires a strong stable core, it is advisable for a more advanced athlete or gym goer todo. This type of crunches requires no equipment which means less cost and can be done in the comfort of your home. This crunches focuses on strength training because of that it improves your athletic performance.
Lets take a closer look take how to perform a simple reverse crunch correctly and their benefits.
Benefits of doing a reverse crunch
- Works the bottom two packs of the core muscles.
- Makes your stronger with more stability as you perform this exercise regularly.
- Reverse crunches flex the spine and takes strain and pressure of the kneck.
- Less stress on the back then normal regular crunches.
- Burns belly fat.
HOW TO DO REVERSE CRUNCHES
- LIE FLAT ON YOUR BACK(be sure to lie flat on a training mat).
- While lying flat on the floor put your hands to the side.
- Bend your knees bringing it in towards your stomach.
- Then bring your knees towards your head.
- Finally push your legs up vertically in the air and back to the original position , just keep your feet and legs off the floor while doing this motion. Do like 8 to 10 reps of 3 sets and increase your reps on each set every new week.
Reverse crunches is better in the long run then then normal crunches because it puts pressure on the spine, help you get an shredded stomach and makes you get a stronger core. You can include other dynamic core exercises with these crunches like bicycle crunches, planks, burpees etc.