Decline Sit Ups abdominals

Don't go back too far—this will put stress on your lower back.

Starting Position: This is a great exercise for the lower and middle abs.

In order to do this one, you'll need a "decline bench" that allows you to hook your feet. Position yourself on the decline bench with your feet locked in. Your upper body should be perpendicular to the bench, so you have to contract your abs just to remain in place. Place your hands on each side of your head, just behind your ears. Don't lock your fingers.

Don't go back too far—this will put stress on your lower back.

The Exercise: Lower your upper body while you contract your abs. Go back just about a foot. (Do not go all the way down.) Hold and flex extra hard for a count of one. Then crunch back up to the starting position. When your strength increases and you can do more than 12 reps, grab a weight plate (start with just 10 pounds) and perform the exercise as described here, while holding the weight against your chest.

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