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Cable Crunch

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals Equipment: Cable Mechanics Type: Isolation Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: Pull
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Cable Crunch Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Kneel below a high pulley that contains a rope attachment.
  2. Grasp cable rope attachment and lower the rope until your hands are placed next to your face.
  3. Flex your hips slightly and allow the weight to hyperextend the lower back. This will be your starting position.
  4. With the hips stationary, flex the waist as you contract the abs so that the elbows travel towards the middle of the thighs. Exhale as you perform this portion of the movement and hold the contraction for a second.
  5. Slowly return to the starting position as you inhale. Tip: Make sure that you keep constant tension on the abs throughout the movement. Also, do not choose a weight so heavy that the lower back handles the brunt of the work.
  6. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can perform this exercise with a handle instead so that you can concentrate on each side of the abs separately by performing the exercise to the side.

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May 8, 2015 9:32 AM: One of my favorites!

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Apr 10, 2015 4:58 AM: can someone tell me, if you've got a back problem, or you're over 50, would it be best to keep your back in neutral doing this?

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Dec 5, 2014 11:59 PM: Great Exercise but requires good technique and control

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Oct 3, 2014 5:56 PM: The only thing I do for my abs, absolutely brilliant excercise. 2x30 with moderately heavy weight (0.5-0.8x bw) will bring them out nicely. Not sure how I'm going to do these once I've reached bodyweight though.

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Aug 26, 2014 3:40 AM: I feel killed from the 2nd set already

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Jul 17, 2014 1:03 PM: Love this exercise

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Jul 9, 2014 6:36 PM: best way to get them 3d abs

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9/10

Apr 8, 2014 3:44 PM: Great exercise, but make sure to keep a good form. It's easy to do it wrong.

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Mar 31, 2014 2:32 PM: I love this exercise I definitely feel and see the difference as compared to the traditional crunches.

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10/10

Oct 25, 2013 8:20 AM: one of my fav, but instead of facing the machine face out.

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