Incline Bench Crunches


  • This exercise is performed on an inclined bench with leg supports at the top.
  • Sit on the bench and hook your legs up to the supports.
  • Lean back and stretch the abdominals. Place your arms across your chest.
  • Raise your body towards your knees, keeping your backside on the bench. Contract the abdominal muscles.
  • Hold for 2 seconds, then slowly go back down, but not touching the bench with your shoulders in order to keep your abdominals flexed. Repeat.


  • You may also hold a weight across your chest if you want more resistance.
Primary muscles Abdominals
Secondary muscles Hip Flexors