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Incline Reverse Crunch

The incline reverse crunch is a dynamic bodyweight exercise that strengthens the hip flexors and lower abdominal region. The exercise also improves stability and mobility throughout the lower back. Placing your torso on an incline increases the range of motion and places more tension on your abs, which makes the exercise more difficult.

Instructions

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    Lie on your back on an incline bench and hold on to the sides of the bench, right next to your head, for support. Bend the knees and bring them toward your chest stopping when your hips and thighs form a 90-degree angle. This is your starting position.
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    Brace your core and raise your hips and knees toward your head bringing your lower back off the bench. Pause at the top and slowly lower yourself back into starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid lowering too quickly. Lower yourself slowly and with control.