Cable Side Crunch

Cable Side Crunch


This exercise involves standing with a cable machine and pulling the cable with one hand while crunching to the side. It targets the oblique muscles and helps to improve core strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Side Crunch Instructions

  1. Start by lying on your right side with your legs extended and your left leg crossed over your right leg.
  2. Place your right hand behind your head and your left hand on the floor in front of you for support.
  3. Engage your core and lift your shoulders off the ground, bringing your right elbow towards your left knee.
  4. Pause at the top of the movement and then slowly lower back down to the starting position.
  5. 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

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

  • Obliques
  • 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