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Human
muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle
synergists:Lower BackMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
required:Bench
additional:Dumbbell, Kettlebell, Workout Partner
fitness level:Challenging
exercise type:Strength
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this exercise is appropriate for advanced beginners
  • make sure, that the bench does not tilt when you lean back
  • you can ask your training partner to hold the bench in its position or put something heavy on the opposite end

Starting Position

  • sit down closely onto one end of the weight bench
  • stretch out the legs in front of you and bring the feet below the seat area
  • cross your arms in front of the chest or hold them at the temples

Correct Execution

  • brace the abs
  • lean back slowly and controlled, until your upper body reaches the horizontal
  • hold this position for a moment
  • come back up quickly
  • do several reps
  • keep in mind, the back needs to remain straight, avoid a hollow-back

tip for the training

  • hold a kettlebell or dumbbell (or another kind of weight) in front of your chest to impede the exercise
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