Picture1 Directions:

  1. Sit on the edge of your chair with your back straight & arms crossed
  2. Keep feet flat on the floor
  3. Contract your abdominal muscles. While keeping your back straight, lean back close to the seat without touching it
  4. Hold for 5-10 seconds & slowly return to your original position
  5. Repeat 3 times

 

About This Exercise:

 The Reverse Abs Crunch tones and strengthens the upper abdominal muscles. Strong abdominal muscles helps stabilize the core areas of your body.  This prevents back problems and improves posture.  The exercise does not trim body fat nor does it help you develop “abs of steel;” however, it can potentially reduce your waist girth or size. 

You can easily perform the reverse abdominal crunch in a chair.  Proper form is very important.  If performed slowly, you maximize the benefits of this exercise.  To increase potential results of this exercise, hold your contracted muscles for at least 2 seconds.  If this is a new exercise for you, start small with 1 set of 5 repetitions.  Repeat 5 times throughout the day.  If you do not experience any difficulties with this exercise, gradually add an additional set every week to total 3 sets of 25 reps.

Instead of lunch time, make it ‘Crunch Time’!