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Reverse Crunch

The Reverse Crunch is a great workout for enhancing core strength and balance. This exercise involves lifting your lower body towards your chest while on your back, improving total body strength.
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Reverse Crunch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Lie flat on your back on a mat with your arms at your sides, palms pressing into the floor.
2
Bend your knees and lift them towards you, keeping them together, so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor.
3
Use your ab muscles to lift your hips off the floor and bring your knees further into to your chest.
4
Slowly lower your back and hips to the floor, returning your knees to the starting position above your hips.
5
Repeat for the suggested number of reps, moving in a slow and controlled manner.
Lie flat on your back on a mat with your arms at your sides, palms pressing into the floor.
Bend your knees and lift them towards you, keeping them together, so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor.
Use your ab muscles to lift your hips off the floor and bring your knees further into to your chest.
Slowly lower your back and hips to the floor, returning your knees to the starting position above your hips.
Repeat for the suggested number of reps, moving in a slow and controlled manner.
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