Kneeling cable oblique crunch

The kneeling cable oblique crunch is a popular core isolation exercise using a rope attachment and cable stack while kneeling on the floor. It primarily targets the obliques and rectus abdominis or "six-pack" muscles, but also strengthens the deep core muscles. It is most commonly performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or higher.


  1. Great way to load abs with weight that can be tracked and increased over time
  2. The cable provides constant tension on the targeted muscles
  3. Focuses strictly on the abs without needing to worry about balance or stability

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Kneeling cable oblique crunch Instructions

Kneeling cable oblique crunch muscle diagram
  1. Connect a rope attachment to a high pulley cable and position the mat on the floor in front of you.
  2. Take the rope with both hands and kneel approximately 1-2 feet from the column. Position the rope behind your head; your hands being next to your ears. This will be your starting position.
  3. Keeping your hands in place, pull the rope downward in a crunching motion. As you flex the spine, twist to bring your elbow to the opposite knee.
  4. Pause briefly at the bottom of the motion, and then return to the starting position.