How to Perform the Cross Crunch

Put a twist into your regular crunch! This variation will engage your entire core in a new and challenging way.

Works: Obliques, Upper abs

Starting position

  1. Lay flat on your back.
  2. Bend your knees and cross your left leg across your right knee.


How to do the Cross Crunch

  1. Activate and flex your abs while still being down on the floor.
  2. As you exhale, lift your right elbow and try to reach your left knee.
  3. Once you reach the top of your movement, pause for a couple of seconds.
  4. Come back to the starting position.
  5. Complete a whole set on one side, then switch sides.
  6. Rest after you finish both sets.

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