Crunch Chop

The crunch chop increases strength and endurance throughout the core. The exercise also actively engages the hips and glutes.


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    Lie flat on your back with arms extended above your head and fingers interlocked. Raise your legs straight up in the air. Your hips and torso should be at a 90-degree angle. This is your starting position.
  2. Crunch Chop
    Crunch upward, opening your legs into a straddle position. "Chop" your arms through your legs at the top of the movement. Pause, then return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure you go all the way back down. Do not cut the range of motion short.
  • Keep your core engaged throughout entire movement.