How to do Dumbbell Reach Up

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs, lower back


Lay on your back with one dumbbell held with two hands and both legs lifted straight-up. Contract your core and upper abs to curl your torso off the floor. Control the movment on the way back down. Aim to keep your legs as vertical and straight as possible. Try to curl up high enough to touch your feet with the dumbbell.

How to make Dumbbell Reach Up easier

Make this less intense by reducing the weight of the dumbbell, or by lowering your feet on the the floor. Check out our similar body-weight exercises such as Elevated Crunches and Reach Throughs too.

How to make Dumbbell Reach Up more challenging

To make this exercise more challenging try it with a heavier weight or check out our V Sit-up exercise

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