New Abs Routine – Reverse Levers on Bench

absI am sure that I am not the one who actually invented this routine, but I got the idea of doing this from practicing levers on gymnastic rings.

The best way to do this routine is by using  a situp bench (declined position)  where you have a place to hold on to. Keep both of your feet together and your legs straight. Lift them up along with your hips and try to maintain one straight line from the back of your shoulder all the way to your feet (I know, it’s tough!). You need to engage and tighten you core and glutes. Lower down your torso and legs slowly while maintaining that straight line. Do a few reps of this and your abs will be sore the next day.

But what if you do not have a strong core? If you look at the video below at min 0:58, you will find the beginner version. Instead of locking your legs and torso into one straight line, you can do 2 separate motions: hips up and legs lowered. If you can do 15 reps of this version, you are more than ready to attempt the advanced version. Even if you can do 1-2 reps of the advanced version, you can finish off with 8-10 reps of the beginner version

 

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