Crunches vs Reverse Crunches
Crunches is the most popular abdominal exercise which targets your abs muscles. It has many benefits including building six pack abs and tightening your abs muscles. Similarly as in other workouts, crunches is also have its own variations to target different muscle groups of your body. Some of the variations are oblique crunches, bicycle crunches, reverse crunches and double crunches. So in this article we are going to discuss more in detail about the reverse crunches.
Reverse Crunch Benefits
Reverse crunches is a great workout to work your major and lower abdominal muscles and oblique muscles which causes you side tires. Fat covering the oblique muscles are the reason for you to not having a tiny waist. If we get in to the reverse crunches benefits, it’s specialty is it can work the full six pack muscle (the rectus abdominis) and reach the lower and deepest abdominal muscle which is the transverse abdominis. Also reverse crunches help to strengthening core and abdominal muscles. So here are the basic steps to perform reverse crunches.
How to perform reverse crunches?
- Lay a mat on the ground and lie on your back
- Keep your legs on the floor while bending slightly from the knees
- Place your arms beside your hip areas
- Now slowly lift your legs and buttocks from the mat as shown
- Hold for few seconds and slowly come down
- Repeat for 20 – 30 repetitions