Standing Cable Crunch

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Standing rope crunch
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Cable machine with weights, rope attachment
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-5 of 5-10 reps each
  • Variations: Standing oblique cable crunch
  • Alternative: Ab crunch machine

The standing cable crunch is a standing version of the standard cable crunch exercise that allows you to work your abs through a greater range of motion while increasing strength and stability in your core and lower back. It is an effective exercise that helps involve your abdominal muscles in a dynamic fashion while you are standing.

Standing Cable Crunch Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Standing rope crunch
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Cable machine with weights, rope attachment
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-5 of 5-10 reps each
  • Variations: Standing oblique cable crunch
  • Alternative: Ab crunch machine

How to do a Standing Cable Crunch Properly

Standing Cable Crunch

Variations

  1. Standing Oblique Cable Crunch: It is a standing cable crunch performed by bending sideways at the waist towards the cable machine.
  2. Standing Cable Crunch with Twists: It is done by pulling the rope attachment downward in a crunching movement until one of your elbows reach the opposite knee, and then repeating the movement on the other side.

Standing Cable Crunches Tips

  • Engage your abs and core muscles for the movement, instead of using your arms.
  • Make sure that your elbows do not flare.
  • Do the movement slowly for the best results.
  • Include the standing cable crunch in your workout routine and do 3 sets of 12-15 reps each for increasing strength.

Alternative Exercises

Ab Crunch Machine

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