Abdominal Exercises

Decline Crunch

Using a decline crunch allows you keep your legs steady and isolate all of the abdominal muscles.

Decline Crunch - Step 1 Decline Crunch - Step 2


  1. Lie on a decline bench face up.
  2. Place your feet securely under the pads.
  3. Place your hands either across your chest or on either side of your head (over your ears).
  4. Lay fully back and then rise slowly crunching your abs.
  5. Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position.


  • Use the full range of movement in this exercise for the optimal results.

Decline Crunch - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Abs
Secondary Muscle: None
Equipment Type: Body Only

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