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Foam Roller Reverse Crunch on Bench

The foam roller reverse crunch on bench is a core strengthening exercise that targets the lower abdominals, hip flexors, and lower back. Squeezing the foam roller in your legs creates greater lower body muscle activation, which allows you to work your abs with more force when performing the crunch.

Instructions

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    Lie on your back on top of a bench. Hold on to the sides of the bench next to your head for support. Place a foam roller between your ankles and thighs, squeezing to keep it in place while raising your knees up to 90 degrees.
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    Tighten your core and use your abs to raise your hips and knees toward your head, making sure to keep tension on the foam roller the entire time. Pause at the top briefly before lowering back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Don't lower your legs too quickly. Use your abs to slowly lower the weight.
  • Squeeze your abs at the top of the movement.
  • Don't allow your lower back to round.