Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredCable
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Seated Cable Crunch Instructions

  1. Place a flat bench in front of a high cable pulley machine.
  2. Attach the rope attachment to the high cable and set the appropriate weight to be used.
  3. Stand up, facing away from the cable machine and grasp the rope from behind your head with palms facing inwards.
  4. Now step down and sit on the bench with your feet and knees together.
  5. Keeping the cable at head height or shoulder height, crunch bringing your head down towards your upper thighs.
  6. Pause, and slowly extend back to the start position.
  7. Repeat for desired reps.

Cable Crunch Tips:

  1. Don't pivot at the hips. Crunch in and bring your head down towards your upper thighs.
  2. Do the movement slowly and pause at the bottom of the exercise squeezing the abs for extra intensity.