Seated Ab Crunch


Seated Ab Crunch

Isolate Your Abdominals with this Abs Exercise.

Welcome to our Seated Ab Crunch Exercise Instruction Guide!

On this page you’ll learn how to do the Seated Ab Crunch using the correct technique. Below you’ll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this abs exercise.

Exercise Summary

Exercise Name: Seated Ab Crunch
Main Muscle: Abs
Secondary Muscle(s): N/A
Equipment Required: Cable

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This abdominal exercise uses the weight of a cable machine for additional resistance.

To Perform this Exercise:

  1. Attach a rope to a high cable pulley and place a bench in front of the cable weight stack.
  2. Grasp the rope over your shoulders and sit with your back towards the stack.
  3. With your feet firmly on the floor and keeping your hips steady, flex at the waist bringing your elbows towards your knees.
  4. Pause for a moment and return to the starting position.


  1. Perform this exercise in a slow and controlled manner. Picture your abs crunching like an accordion throughout the exercise

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