How to Do Standing Cross Crunches

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Unlike the floor crunch variations, this one doesn’t put pressure on your spine.

Main muscles Worked

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  • Abs
  • Obliques
  • Hip flexors

Other Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Thighs
  • Quads

Standing Cross Crunches Guide

  • Stand upright and place your hands behind your back. Your fit feet should be spread hip-width apart.
  • Bend your left leg so as to lift your knee highest possible.
  • Move your torso towards the left so that your left knee almost touches your right elbow.
  • Repeat the exercise while alternating sides until you complete a set.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your core muscles engaged all through.
  • Maintain your elbows open and relax your neck.
  • Your back should also be straight during the exercise.
  • Maintain a smooth and steady breath. Exhale while crunching.

How to Do Standing Cross Crunches

Standing Cross Crunches Benefits

  • Standing cross crunches increase core strength and stability.
  • Improves body coordination as well as flexibility.
  • Standing cross crunches increase heart rate since it works the whole body.
  • Helps in trimming down your waist and burning off excess body fat.