Straight Leg Reverse Crunch

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Move Targets: Lower abs


Step 1: Lie on your back with your arms at your side, palms down and lift your legs straight up over the hips, feet together. reverse-crunch-straight

Step 2: Using the lower core muscles and your lats (the muscles running against the rib cage), squeeze and lift your tailbone off the mat. The goal is to have your feet move straight up instead of up and over your chest. Sometimes flexing you feet to "stamp" the ceiling will help guide this movement. As you release, try to control it so your hips don't slam against the ground.


Modification: Bend your knees.

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