Air Twisting Crunch

Air Twisting Crunch


This exercise involves lying on your back with your legs in the air and twisting your torso to touch your opposite elbow to your opposite knee while crunching up. It targets the abs and obliques.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Air Twisting Crunch Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Place your hands behind your head, with your elbows pointing out to the sides.
  3. Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button in towards your spine.
  4. Lift your shoulders off the ground, keeping your chin tucked towards your chest.
  5. Twist your torso to the right, bringing your left elbow towards your right knee.
  6. Pause for a moment, then return to the starting position.
  7. Repeat the twist to the left, bringing your right elbow towards your left knee.
  8. Pause for a moment, then return to the starting position.
  9. Continue alternating twists for the desired number of repetitions.

Air Twisting Crunch Form & Visual

Air Twisting Crunch

Air Twisting Crunch Benefits

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles
  • Improves core stability and balance
  • Targets the obliques for a toned waistline
  • Increases flexibility in the spine
  • Improves posture and reduces lower back pain
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Air Twisting Crunch Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Transverse Abdominis

Air Twisting Crunch Variations & Alternatives

  • Reverse Air Twisting Crunch
  • Weighted Air Twisting Crunch
  • Side Air Twisting Crunch
  • Single Leg Air Twisting Crunch
  • Decline Air Twisting Crunch