Now, Reverse It!

July 24, 2009

In the last post, a super ab blasting exercise was described.  This post continues the ab blasting theme.  Yeah, baby!

So you’ve probably heard of reverse crunches, right?  Try them this way:

  1. Lie on a bench or some other flat surface that is comfortable.
  2. Straighten out your arms so that they are by your sides, and grab onto the bench or place your hands palms down on the floor.
  3. Keep your back in contact with whatever you’re lying on.
  4. Bend your legs and knees so that thighs are at a 90 degree angle with your torso with your knees over your hips, and bend your knees so that your lower legs are at roughly a 90 degree angle with your thighs.
  5. Now, pull your pelvis toward your ribcage.  This will allow about 10 degrees of movement.  Your lower back will flatten and press into the surface you’re lying on, and your hips may rise just a little bit.
  6. Return to the starting the point and repeat.

When doing these reverse crunches, resist bringing your knees toward your chest.  That takes tension off of your abdominal muscles.  Instead, focus on bringing your pelvis toward your ribcage.  This will cause slight hip movement and just a little bit of lifting of your hips.

This exercise may be different than reverse crunches most have seen or done.  They also are pretty difficult.  Done correctly, they can give you a great ab burn!  Do a few of these along with a few of the crunches described in the previous post.  Let me know if you like them.


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9 Responses to “Now, Reverse It!”

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  2. Hi Darryl,

    Very interesting! Looking forward to more info.

    Like your comparisons.


  3. Hi Darryl,

    great to work on muscle group from a different perspective and using different direction and groupings for optimal health and vitality.

    Keep up the great work and blogging!

    Take care,

    April Braswell

    Young Widows Grief Bereavement Counseling Vegas Orange County, Costa Mesa Fountain Valley Huntington Beach, CA

  4. I LOVE the Reverse It sort of crunches. I really DO feel that they are different. I would describe the muscles being activated as lower abdominal area. However, Darryl, I’ve heard that THAT simply is NOT accurate and correct physiologically. What IS the muscle or muscleS being worked by THIS variation?

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell

    Single Baby Boomer Dating Success Expert

  5. I can feel the burn and it feels great. I like that exercise.


  6. JJ Jalopy says:

    Haha… Hardcore stuff Darryl.

    I need a cigarette now! 🙂

  7. I’m commenting backwards so I need to read the previous post, but I’m all for the ab exercises! Great job giving such a detailed description of how they should be done. I often find it difficult to figure out how to do an exercise from a description, but yours was very clear.

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services – Babysitters and Nannies

  8. John Ho says:

    Hi Darryl,

    What? You want us to REVERSE the tough exercise we’ve all done to your specifications?

    OMG, lying down flat at a “comfortable” position does NOT match up with the hard work you ask us to do.

    I definitely need to reassess my Pure Numerology Reading skills after all these ….

    John Ho
    Numerology Expert Helps Understanding Personality for Better Influence & Persuasion
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