Standing Side Crunch

The standing side crunch increases strength and stability throughout the core with an emphasis on the obliques and external abdominal muscles.


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    Stand perpendicular to an adjustable cable machine with a high pulley attachment. Stand tall, hold the handle with your inside hand and arm bent to 90 degrees.
  2. Standing Side Crunch
    Perform a crunch to the side, bending at the waist, and pulling the handle down as you crunch sideways. Return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid swinging or jerking the cable. Instead, perform smooth, clean repetitions.
  • Avoid bending forward at the spine.