Weighted Side Crunch

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Weighted Side Crunch

Instructions

Preparation

Lie upper back supine on floor or mat. With both legs together, knees and hips bent, position outside of leg to down to side. Use no weight or hold weight to opposite side of head or across upper chest.

Execution

Flex waist raising upper torso off surface. Return until back of shoulders return to surface. Repeat and continue with movement in opposite position.

Comments

Exercise can be performed without added weight until more resistance is needed. Certain individuals may need to keep their neck in neutral position with space between their chin and sternum. See Spot Reduction Myth and Arm Position During Waist Exercises.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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