The Cable Crunch is a core exercise that primarily targets the abdominals. This is an isolation exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.
- Set up a cable machine so that the pulley is at chest height and attach a double-ended rope to it.
- Grab the ends of the rope and kneel as close as you can to the cable machine facing outwards, with your hands on either side of your neck.
- Crunch downwards by contracting your abs, really focusing on shortening the distance between the top and bottom of your abs.
- Slowly raise your torso back up until it is at 45° to the floor before crunching down again.