Reverse Crunch

Reverse Crunch


The reverse crunch is an abdominal exercise that targets the lower abs. It involves lying on your back with your legs in the air and lifting your hips off the ground towards your chest. This exercise can help improve core strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Reverse Crunch Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back with your arms by your sides and your legs bent at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button towards your spine.
  3. Slowly lift your legs off the ground, bringing your knees towards your chest.
  4. As you lift your legs, lift your hips off the ground and curl them towards your chest.
  5. Hold for a few seconds, then slowly lower your legs and hips back down to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Reverse Crunch Form & Visual

Reverse Crunch

Reverse Crunch Benefits

  • Targets the lower abs
  • Improves core stability and balance
  • Can help alleviate lower back pain
  • Requires no equipment and can be done anywhere
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Reverse Crunch Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Internal and External Obliques
  • Transverse Abdominis
  • Hip Flexors

Reverse Crunch Variations & Alternatives

  • Reverse Crunch with Leg Extension
  • Reverse Crunch with Resistance Band
  • Reverse Crunch with Stability Ball
  • Reverse Crunch with Medicine Ball
  • Reverse Crunch with Dumbbells