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.
Decline Crunch Instructions
- Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
- Place your hands behind your head, with your elbows pointing out to the sides.
- Lift your feet off the ground and bring your knees up towards your chest.
- Slowly lower your feet back down towards the ground, keeping your knees bent.
- As you lower your feet, lift your upper body off the ground and crunch your abs.
- Hold the crunch for a few seconds, then slowly lower your upper body back down to the ground.
- Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps.
Decline Crunch Form & Visual
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