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Reverse Decline Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • Keep constant tension on your midsection
  • Be sure to get a good grip with your hands so that you do not slip
  • Make sure your abs are controlling all of the movement

Reverse Decline 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: Lie on the decline bench with your head at the top, where your feet would usually be. Keep your head off the bench and hold the underside of the bench behind your head, with your elbows slightly flared out. Stretch your legs straight out, parallel to the ground.

  1. 1 Exhale and slowly bring your pelvis up towards your chest, slightly bending your knees. At the top of the movement, your toes will be pointing straight up to the ceiling.
  2. 2 Slowly lower your legs back to starting position, inhaling as you do so.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.