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Decline Abdominals Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • Do not hold your breath
  • Be careful not to strain your neck
  • You can hold a weight across your chest for a more challenging workout

Decline Abdominals Crunches

This exercise targets your lower abdominals area and provides a moderate cardiovascular benefit.

Muscle Group

Lower Abdominals


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Decline Bench

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lower Abdominals

Equipment: Decline Bench

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate

Exercise Category: Lower Abdominals

Starting Position: Position yourself on the decline bench with your feet locked into the top. Raise your head and upper body slightly off the bench and your arms bent, hands by your ears.

  1. 1 Contracting your abs, exhale and raise your body slowly off the bench, touching your elbows to the tops of your thighs.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly lower your body back down, leaving 1-2 inches of space between your back and the bench.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.