Hanging Side Crunch

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Move Targets: Obliques, Hip Flexors and Lats


Step-by-Step

Step 1: Grab onto the monkey bars or a pull up bar and keep your shoulders tight. Do not let your body hang from your shoulder joints. Think of actively pulling your shoulder blades together. Keep the legs together and bend the knees so your feet go behind you.

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Step 2: Pull the knees up and over to one side. Aim for your armpit. Keep your chest facing forward so you get a really good oblique twist with your crunch.

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Step 3: Drop the knees back to the starting position before twisting to the other side. If your arms get too tired, drop and rest for 30 seconds to a minute before trying the next rep. Break up your reps so that you stop just before failure.

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