exercises like sit ups which involves a lot of effort to reduce the belly fat are generally not
encouraged by people as they have a direct effect on thighs region and they are less effective in
reducing belly fats. A very effective action on the belly fat and a much ameliorated posture is
obtained by performing reverse crunches. In sit ups we lower the upper torso and strain our legs to
reduce the lower belly region whereas in reverse crunches we reduce the belly fat without straining
the legs. In fact reverse crunches are the opposite movements of normal crunches and sit
Begin by lying flat on the floor.
Stretch the arms and legs in opposite directions. Take a deep breath. Raise the legs and bend them at the knees.
This is the initial position. On reaching the initial position, crunch the abdomen by bringing the knees to the
forehead. Ensure that the lower back alone is lifted to touch the forehead and the head remains flat on the
floor facing the ceiling. Exhale while crunching the abdomen. On stretching to the greatest possibility bring
the lower back, back to the floor. Inhale while crunching back. Repeat the same steps for 8 to 12 times for
a single set. 3 sets are usually done to extract maximum benefits.
In the above mentioned procedure
the hands are set free. To strain belly fats, the hands are equipped with a dumbbell as a counter weight.
Reverse crunches can also be done in such a way that not only the lower back is lifted but also the upper part
of the body is raised to touch the knees with forehead when counter weight is not used. These are the basic
While crunching back do not let the
feet touch the floor which will have very minimized effects on the belly fat. Keep the feet on air and do not
let them come down too much. Extending the knees also makes the work out easier. This has to be avoided. While
holding the counter weight, the head automatically goes up. The head in any case should not move up. Belly fat
can miserably be reduced when reverse crunches are worked out without any such mistakes.
Reverse crunches have an
intensified impact on the abdomen and hence falls into the high intensity exercise. Daily work outs can aid an
individual in extracting the maximum benefit along with a good posture replacing a pretty much bloated stomach
within a month or so approximately.