How To Do A Standing Side Crunch Exercise

Benefits of Standing Side Crunch

These are a great alternative to abdominal work on a mat and is ideal for people with mobility, neck or back issues. If performed regularly they can also help with enhancing your balance.

Muscles Worked:

External obliques, internal obliques, rectus abdominis.

Step by Step Guide:

  1. Stand with your feet hip width apart, knees slightly bent and the core engaged
  2. Lift the right leg, bending the knee at a 90 degree angle turning the thigh out to the side
  3. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head
  4. Crunch your right elbow to the right knee
  5. Keep the chest lifted and a neutral spine as to not bend forward to much
  6. Switch legs and repeat


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