Move of
the Week:
Reverse Curls

Up for a challenge? Try a new exercise this week as you work towards your fitness goals
Published June 15, 2016

Reverse curls

If you’re aiming to target your lower abdominals with a vengeance, the isolating reverse ab curl is your lethal weapon. Lying on a cushioned surface, be sure to protect your spine when performing this exercise. 

  1. Positioned on your back with your belly button pulled in, tilt the pelvis upward and place your palms face down on both sides of your hips. 
  2. Bend your legs up in the air and press onto the floor with your fingertips as you roll your knees into your chest without using momentum. 
  3. The last two to three inches of this exercise are where the magic happens so you’ll want to engage your abs with a squeeze at the top. Be sure to roll in and back down slowly to really make the most of the movement. If you'd prefer to anchor your arms above your head for an assisted roll in, hold a sturdy set of table legs or the underside of the couch for support.

Focus on correct quality and form rather than quantity and aim for a range of 10 to 12 until you can comfortably work your way up to 20 to 25, with ease.