- SETUP: Mount a decline bench and hold a plate at chest height.
- REP: Crunch up by squeezing your abs hard, keeping the plate clutched close to your chest. Control the negative phase of each rep (lowering).
- TIP: If you feel any tension near the top of your legs, this is your hip flexors assisting your abs. You’re pushing your feet into the pads of the machine to switch your quads on.
MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:
- Abs (Abs)