Lying bench reverse crunch

The lying bench reverse crunch is a popular ab exercise performed by bringing the knees toward the chest while lying on a bench. It is largely similar to the same exercise performed on the floor, but being able to press the lower back into the bench pad can help reinforce proper form and increase the burn in the abs. Like most crunch variations, it is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more.


  1. Focuses on the rectus abdominis or "six-pack" muscles, particularly the lower abs
  2. Easy to learn and master
  3. The balance challenge of staying on the bench may make the core muscles work harder

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