Reverse crunch (Strength)

Reverse crunch (Strength)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel the muscles in your trunk, specifically the abdominals working.


  • Laying on your back with your knees bent and in the air
  • Focus on lifting your buttocks into the air, without swinging your legs
  • The movement should be small, but a firm contraction felt throughout the upper abdominals
  • Continue with the agreed amount of sets and reps

Main muscles targeted:

  • Abdominals
  • Some core muscles if recruited

Main benefits:

A good variation on abdominal crunches, this exercise will recruit part of the abs and obliques that a normal crunch wont. It is aimed at recruiting more of the lower abs which may get missed or under-recruited with a normal crunch.