- Position feet under foot pad and lie supine on steep incline
bench. Pull barbell from floor or grasp from rack behind with
overhand grip. Position barbell over chest with shoulder width
or slightly wider grip.
- Flex waist to raise upper torso from bench, keeping low back
on bench. Return until back of shoulders contact padded incline
- Keep weight above shoulders throughout movement. A standard
incline crunch without additional weight should be performed
until greater resistance is required. Incline bench shown is
designed for chest exercises, not abdominal exercise. Flexible
hip flexors are required if bench does not provide for fixed
hip flexion. A relatively steep incline is required to adequately
position abdominal against load throughout fuller range of motion.
See Spot Reduction