Cable Standing Overhead Crunch

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Cable Standing Overhead Crunch

Instructions

Preparation

Stand below high pulley. Grasp cable rope attachment and place wrists against head. Squat down slightly with hips flexed, allowing resistance on cable pulley to lift torso upward so spine is hyperextended.

Execution

With knees and hips stationary, flex waist so elbows travel toward middle of thighs. Return and repeat.

Comments

Note movement occurs in waist, not hips. Hyperextension of spine at top of motion is achived by anterior rotation of pelvis with flexed hips. See Spot Reduction Myth. Two soft stirrups or multi-exercise bar can be substitued for rope. If two soft stirrups are used, grasp stirrups at side of head. Also see similar exercises:

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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