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Cable Crunch

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Equipment: Cable
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: 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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Review: Cable Crunch

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9/10

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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9/10

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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9/10

Jul 22, 2013 6:37 AM: its something i have been doing for a long time along with the cross over weights on either side of the hands. feels simply right



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Review: Cable Crunch

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10/10

Jun 17, 2013 1:33 AM: It is awesome. I did it yesterday. My Abs feel direct attack on it.
Today I ll do it again.



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Review: Cable Crunch

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10/10

Mar 25, 2013 4:04 AM: Great exercise. Doing 30-50 reps of 150 pounds, 2-3 sets.



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Review: Cable Crunch

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Jan 17, 2013 4:12 AM: Great exercise. Doing 30-50 reps of 150 pounds, 2-3 sets.



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