Cable Standing Crunch

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Cable Standing Crunch

Instructions

Preparation

Position back against back pad with knees slightly bent, shoulders back, and chest high. Position both cable ropes over shoulders, one in each hand. Place hands with cable ropes in front of each shoulder so that cable is taunt. If available, place hand in rope slot that allows cable to be taut when hands are in position.

Execution

Flex waist so torso pulls ropes forward and downward. Return until back of shoulders return to surface. Repeat alternating twists with opposite sides.

Comments

Padded hump should be adjusted to height of low back. See Spot Reduction Myth. Also see Cable Standing Twisting Crunch and Cable Standing Overhead Crunch.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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