The cable crunch is a popular exercise for targeting the muscles of the rectus abdominis, also known as the “six-pack” muscles. It is typically performed using a cable machine at a gym, but can also be done using resistance bands or a weight plate at home.
Here is a guide on how to perform the cable crunch:
- Set the cable machine to the desired weight and attach a rope handle to the low pulley.
- Stand facing the cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Grasp the rope handle with both hands, keeping your arms straight and your palms facing each other.
- Engage your core and crunch your upper body towards your hips, bringing your hands towards your thighs.
- Pause briefly at the top of the movement and then slowly lower your body back to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
It is important to keep your movements slow and controlled and to engage your core throughout the exercise to maximize the benefits. You can also vary the width of your grip on the rope handle to target different areas of the rectus abdominis.