Cable Crunch

The cable crunch is a core-strengthening exercise that targets the entire abdominal region. The exercise also improves stability in the lower back and hips.


  1. 6024_A
    Hook a rope attachment to a high pulley cable machine. Kneeling directly under the rope attachment, lean slightly forward, and grab both ends of the rope, holding them at either side of your face.
  2. Cable Crunch
    Brace your core and flex at your waist while driving your elbows to your thighs. Pause, and slowly return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid cutting the exercise short. Be sure to come to full extension at the top of the movement.
  • Focus on bracing and contracting your abdominals the entire time.
  • Don't allow your lower back to overarch at the top of the exercise.