Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredBodyweight
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypeN/A
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Alternate Reach And Catch Instructions

  1. Set up for the alternate reach and catch by placing a mat on the floor and laying down on your back.
  2. Keeping your feet together, pull your feet in toward your torso so that your knees are raised off the floor.
  3. Take both hands and place them on your right thigh, your shoulder blades should be slightly off the floor. This is the start of the exercise.
  4. Crunch your abs, pulling your hands up your right thigh until you reach your knee. Slowly lower back to start.
  5. Slide your hands over to your left thigh and repeat the movement. This is one rep.

​Exercise Tips:

  1. To add intensity to the alternate reach and catch you can pause for a count of two at the top of the exercise.
  2. Always do this exercise slowly for maximum benefits.