PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: Emphasizes upper
EXECUTION: (1) Sit on the Roman Chair
bench, hook your feet under the support,
and fold your arms in front of you. (2)
Keeping your stomach tucked in, lower
yourself back to approximately a 70-
degree angle, but not all the way back so
your torso is parallel to the floor. Raise
and curl your torso forward as far as
possible, feeling the abdominals crunch
together in a full contraction.
I like to rest the front of the Roman
Chair bench on a block of some sort to
create an incline and increase the
intensity of the exercise. You can
introduce variable resistance into this
exercise by starting out with the front of
the bench raised and then, when you are
getting tired, lower it to the floor and
continue with your set.

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