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Lying Reverse Abdominals Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not use your arms to support the movement
  • Control the movement- do not swing your legs

Lying Reverse Abdominals Crunches

This exercise targets your lower abdominals area and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Lower Abdominals


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lower Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Lower Abdominals

Starting Position: Lay flat on your back with your hands palms down underneath your butt, head on the mat and legs straight out in front of you.

  1. 1 Keeping your legs together, exhale, bend your knees and bring them towards your head, to slightly more than a 90 degree angle. While doing this, bring your shoulders off the mat and your chin to your chest.
  2. 2 Inhale and lower your legs to starting position. For added benefit, do not touch your heels to the mat, but keep your legs 1-2 inches above it before repeating the movement.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.