Cable Standing Crunch

Cable Standing Crunch


This exercise involves standing with a cable machine and performing a crunch motion by pulling the cable down towards your knees while keeping your core engaged. It targets the abdominal muscles and can be adjusted for different levels of resistance.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Standing Crunch Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a cable handle with both hands at chest height.
  2. Engage your core and slowly crunch forward, bringing your elbows towards your knees.
  3. Hold the crunch for a few seconds, then slowly release back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Cable Standing Crunch Form & Visual

Cable Standing Crunch

Cable Standing Crunch Benefits

  • Targets the rectus abdominis, obliques, and hip flexors
  • Allows for resistance to be added for increased difficulty
  • Improves core stability and balance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the weight and cable height
  • Engages multiple muscle groups for a more efficient workout

Cable Standing Crunch Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Transverse abdominis

Cable Standing Crunch Variations & Alternatives

  • Cable Standing Oblique Crunch
  • Cable Standing Twist
  • Cable Standing Wood Chop
  • Cable Standing Reverse Wood Chop
  • Cable Standing Pallof Press