Exercise of the Week: Reverse Crunch with Rotation–Start in a supine position (on your back) with knees bent andshins parallel to the ground. Begin with a reverse crunch bybringing the knees toward the chest and lifting the glutes offthe ground. Transition into rotating the knees from one sideof the body to the other, creating an upside down U. Be mindfulof back pain; if there is back pain, ease up on how far to eachside the knees drop.Click Here to watch a video of this exercise!
- Keep core engaged throughout by pulling belly button to spine
- Bring hip bones to rib cage
- Slight bend in the knees
- To make this less intense, take out the rotation.
The Prenatal “Why” of his Exercise : This exercise is great for aprenatal woman in her first trimester. After week 12, replace this exercisewith a Cat/Cow version of the crunch. Be sure the pregnant momcontinues to strengthen her abdominals throughout pregnancy.