Crunches - Machine

Other types of Crunches: Bodyweight Free Weight Medicine Ball Stability Ball


  • Adjust the seat so that you can comfortably reach the arm handles. Select the weight you want to lift, then sit down and grasp the handles.

  • Engage your TVA, then pull your knees close to your chest. Pause, then return to the starting position. Concentrate on your abs bringing your knees to your head, rather than your legs' strength pulling your knees to your head.

  • This machine differs from gym to gym. You may see them with a bar that fits across your chest. They all work your abdominals by loading them with extra resistance.

  • Abdominals 

  • Rectus abdominis

  • TIP: Keep your back connected to the back pad of the machine, your TVA activated throughout the exercise, and your spine rounded.


Variations for Crunches

  • Cable Side Bend

    In order to cross-train your obliques using lateral spinal movement, this cable pulley exercise should be added to your regime.

 

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