Cable Standing Overhead Crunch (multi-exercise bar)

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Instructions

Preparation

Stand below high pulley. Grasp multi-exercise bar cable attachment with parallel grip. Position hands near sides head. Squat down slightly with hips flexed, allowing resistance on cable pulley to lift torso upward so spine is hyperextended.

Execution

With knees and hips stationary, flex waist so elbows travel toward middle of thighs. Return and repeat.

Comments

Note movement occurs in waist, not hips. Hyperextension of spine at top of motion is achived by anterior rotation of pelvis with flexed hips. See Spot Reduction Myth. Two soft stirrups or triceps rope can also be substituted for muli-purpose bar. Also see similar exercises:

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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