Weighted Crunch (plate on chest)

Weighted Crunch (plate on chest)

Classification

Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull

Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on mat with lower legs on bench. Hold plate on chest with both hands.

Execution

Flex waist to raise upper torso from mat. Keep low back on mat and raise torso up as high as possible. Return until back of shoulders contact mat. Repeat.

Comments

Exercise can be performed without added weight until more resistance is needed. Leg elevation keeps pelvis tilted back keeping low back on mat. See Arm Position During Waist Exercises and Spot Reduction Myth.

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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