The versatility of the Total Gym is on display when you perform reverse
crunches aka knee tucks. These require you to place your hands on the floor at
the end of the Total Gym and sliding the platform up (while positioned at a low
level) before placing your feet on it. The reverse crunch comes at the end of a
knee tuck where you will contract your abdominals from the opposite side as you
would during the standard floor crunch.
The Total Gym reverse crunch is a great
abdominal and core
exercise if performed with correct form. Correct form means your lower back will
be in neutral alignment (not arched) and you actually contract your abdominals
at the end of the motion rather than simply flex your hips (marching motion).
Regardless of your overall fitness goals, this exercise is a great exercise for
anyone as it helps strengthen the deep core muscles as well as the abdominals.