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


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Twisting Cable Crunch Instructions

  1. The twisting cable crunch is designed to work your obliques and abs. Attach the rope attachment to a high pulley cable and set the appropriate weight on the stack.
  2. Stand directly in front of the cable machine, facing away from it.
  3. Grasp the rope from behind your head with your palms facing inward and drop to your knees.
  4. Your buttocks should be resting on top of your feet.
  5. Keeping your elbows bent and hands at either head height or shoulder height, crunch down in a twisting motion so that you're bringing your right elbow down towards your left knee.
  6. Pause, then slowly lower yourself back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat the movement, but this time bring your left elbow down to your right knee.

‚ÄčExercise Tips:

  1. This exercise works best when done slowly and with perfect form.
  2. Your buttocks should be touching your heels at all times.
  3. Focus on crunching the abs in, not pivoting at the hips.
  4. As you increase weight it may be more comfortable to rest the rope on your shoulders.