Cable Crunch: Muscles Worked & Technique

Cable Crunch exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Cable Crunches

Muscles worked in cable crunches

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Cable Crunches

  • Fasten a rope handle in the upper position on a cable pulley. Sit down on your knees a few feet away, facing the pulley.
  • Bend your upper body forward by contracting your abs. Hold the ropes on either side of your head throughout the movement.
  • Reverse the motion and return to the starting position with control.


The cable crunch is an exercise where you have a little more control over the resistance compared to regular crunches, and also get a good range of motion.

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