Decline Reverse Crunch

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Decline bench reverse crunch
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner, intermediate
  • Equipment: None
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs, hips, back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 12-15 reps each, 30-sec rest after each set
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: Crunch with legs on an exercise ball, cross-body crunch, knee raise/ups in parallel bars

The decline reverse crunch is a slightly harder variation than the standard reverse crunch because it requires a considerable amount of strength to lift your lower body while keeping your back rested against the decline bench. It can be performed in combination with other exercises like lunges, squats, and push-ups, which help in removing excess fat around the stomach.

Decline Reverse Crunch Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Decline bench reverse crunch
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner, intermediate
  • Equipment: None
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs, hips, back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 12-15 reps each, 30-sec rest after each set
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: Crunch with legs on an exercise ball, cross-body crunch, knee raise/ups in parallel bars

How to do Decline Reverse Crunch

Start the exercise by lying with your face up, and your back rested against the decline bench while grabbing the top of the bench with your hands. Your legs should be almost parallel to the ground, and a slight bend should be maintained on the knees. Continue moving your legs toward the torso until the knees touch your chest.

Decline Reverse Crunch

Decline-Bench Reverse Crunch Tips

  • Adjust the tilt of the decline bench so that you can comfortably perform the exercise without straining your back.
  • If you are a beginner, do the exercise by decreasing the number of reps (g., 8-10 reps per set) so that you get the hang of it.

Alternative Exercises

  • Crunch with legs on exercise ball
  • Cross-body crunch
  • Knee Ups in parallel bars

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