Supine Reverse Oblique Crunch

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Supine Reverse Oblique Crunch

The supine reverse oblique crunch should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the supine reverse oblique crunch.

Beginning

Beginning Supine Reverse Oblique Crunch

Lay down on the floor with your arms by your sides, knees bent at a 90-degree angle, and your feet together. Place your arms out wide to increase your base of support if it makes you feel more at ease.

Movement

Supine Reverse Oblique Crunch Movement

1. Lying on your back, place your arms straight out to the sides, so that your body and arms make a T shape.

2. With your feet flat on the ground, you are going to lift your knees towards you so that your legs create a 90-degree angle.

3. In this position, you are going to slowly rock your legs to the right side, then bring them back to the middle.

4. Keep your back, body, and arms flat on the ground throughout.

5. Once your legs reach back to the middle where they initially started, you are going to slowly control your legs to the left side, then bring them right back to the middle.

6. It is important that you use a slow and controlled movement throughout the entire exercise.

Benefits

Supine Reverse Oblique Crunch Benefits

The rectus abdominis is strengthened. The rectus abdominis (your "six-pack") is the primary muscle targeted by the reverse crunch.

It relieves the tension on your neck.

Crunches are less taxing on your back.

Other core muscles are targeted.

It's simple to set up.

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