The reverse crunch is a fantastic anterior core exercise that we use frequently with our athletes at Cressey Sports Performance. While things like planks and rollouts teach you to resist extension, the reverse crunch uses the abs and oblique to create flexion from a neutral position, which is a necessary motion that many athletes lose from spending so much time in an extended posture.
However, many people butcher the reverse crunch and turn it into a lousy hip flexor exercise instead of an awesome ab exercise. This week’s Technique Tuesday shows you four common mistakes and how to fix them. Check it out: