Decline Crunch

Decline Crunch


The decline crunch is an abdominal exercise that involves lying on a decline bench with your feet secured and performing a crunch motion to engage your core muscles. This exercise targets the rectus abdominis, obliques, and hip flexors.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Decline Crunch Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
  2. Place your hands behind your head, with your elbows pointing out to the sides.
  3. Lift your feet off the ground and bring your knees up towards your chest.
  4. Slowly lower your feet back down towards the ground, keeping your knees bent.
  5. As you lower your feet, lift your upper body off the ground and crunch your abs.
  6. Hold the crunch for a few seconds, then slowly lower your upper body back down to the ground.
  7. Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps.

Decline Crunch Form & Visual

Decline Crunch

Decline Crunch Benefits

  • Targets the lower abdominal muscles
  • Increases core strength and stability
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Can help prevent lower back pain
  • Can be done with or without weights for added resistance

Decline Crunch Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • External Obliques
  • Internal Obliques
  • Transverse Abdominis

Decline Crunch Variations & Alternatives