Cable Side Crunch
Cable Side Crunch Instructions
- Start by lying on your right side with your legs extended and your left leg crossed over your right leg.
- Place your right hand behind your head and your left hand on the floor in front of you for support.
- Engage your core and lift your shoulders off the ground, bringing your right elbow towards your left knee.
- Pause at the top of the movement and then slowly lower back down to the starting position.
- Complete the desired number of reps on your right side before switching to your left side and repeating the exercise.
Cable Side Crunch Form & Visual
Cable Side Crunch Benefits
- Targets the oblique muscles, which are responsible for twisting and rotating the torso
- Improves core stability and balance
- Increases overall abdominal strength
- Can be modified to increase or decrease resistance, making it suitable for all fitness levels
- Engages multiple muscle groups, including the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and erector spinae
Cable Side Crunch Muscles Worked
- Rectus Abdominis
- Transverse Abdominis
Cable Side Crunch Variations & Alternatives
- Weighted Cable Side Crunch
- Standing Cable Side Crunch
- Seated Cable Side Crunch
- Single Arm Cable Side Crunch
- Reverse Cable Side Crunch