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


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Standing Cable Crunch Instructions

  1. Attach the rope attachment to the high cable and set the appropriate weight to be used.
  2. Stand up, facing away from the cable machine and grasp the rope from behind your head with palms facing inwards.
  3. Take a half step forward to tighten the cable.
  4. Position your hands next to your head, holding the rope in place.
  5. Keeping the cable at head height, crunch forward 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. It's important that you crunch the abs, not simply pivot at the waist.
  2. Try and pull your head in towards your upper thighs.
  3. Do the exercise slowly for maximum results.
  4. You can add a twisting motion to work the oblique muscles.