How to do a Balance Trainer Cable Crunch With Side Bends

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About Balance Trainer Cable Crunch With Side Bends

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20,896
Popularity Rank
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Difficulty
Beginner
Abs Strength
50 mSCORE 151st
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Instructions: How To

This exercise combines core stabilization with targeted oblique engagement, utilizing a balance trainer and cable machine for resistance. The balance trainer increases the challenge to the core muscles, while the side bends with the cable add focused tension on the obliques, promoting core strength and definition. This variation is excellent for those seeking to enhance core stability alongside oblique development.

  1. Lower the arms of a free motion motion machine to the bottom position and place a Balance Trainer in the middle of the arms.
  2. Sit on the edge of the Balance Trainer, dome side up, with your knees bent and feet planted firmly on the ground.
  3. Lay your back onto the Balance Trainer placing your back into an extended position while grabbing ahold of the cable handles and extending your arms to the insides of your thighs.
  4. Flex the bottom of your ribcage to the top of your hips to raise your upper back off the Balance Trainer.
  5. Return to the starting position and reposition the handles to the sides of your torso.
  6. Flex the bottom of your ribcage to the top of your hips to reach for the right handle to your heel. Repeat with the opposite side before returning to the starting position.


Sets & Reps: How many to do

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