Looking for a new and challenging way to shred your midsection and tighten up your core? Then look no further then the cable station at your local gym. Used correctly, this multi-functional training machine can work wonders for your ab development and core strength

While primarily utilized for isolation moves, the cable tower can offer you a one-stop solution on your road to rock hard abdominals. These two ab blasting exercises will hit your oblique’s, and and lower abs hard. So grab a cable and get to work. 

Cable Side Crunches

  • Move cable to highest pulley position.
  • Stand or kneel with side to cable, reach up and grab handle with underhand grip.
  • Pull the handle down and crunch body to the side.
  • Once you reach maximum contraction, slowly release the weight to the starting position.
  • Maintain constant tension during the set.
  • Repeat on opposite side.
  • 4 x sets 15 reps – Last set to failure

Cable Reverse Crunch

  • Connect an ankle strap attachment to low pulley cable.
  • Sit with feet toward pulley and attach cable around ankles. 
  • Lie down, elevate knees abd bend legs at 90 degree angle.
  • Bring knees in towards chest and elevate hips off the floor.
  • Pause for a second, drop hips and slowly bring legs back to start position. 
  • Maintain tension on abs in resting position
  • 4 x sets 20 reps:  Last set to failure

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