Cable Kneeling Twisting Crunch

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Cable Kneeling Twisting Crunch

Instructions

Preparation

Kneel below high pulley. Grasp cable rope attachment with both hands. Place wrists against head. Position hips back and flex hips allowing resistance on cable pulley to lift torso upward so spine is hyperextended.

Execution

With hips stationary, flex waist to one side so elbow travels toward mid-thigh on opposite side. Return to original position and repeat on opposite side. Continue by alternating between sides.

Comments

Note movement occurs in waist, not hips. See Spot Reduction Myth. Hyperextension of spine at top of motion is achived by anterior rotation of pelvis with flexed hips. Certain individuals may need to keep their neck in neutral position with space between their chin and sternum. If two soft stirrups are used instead of rope attachment, grasp stirrups at side of head.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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