Type of exerciseIsolation

Muscles usedNone


This isolation exercise will strengthen your obliques. It is reserved for people of advanced level, having a center of the body and side chains well reinforced.

This is the instructions for hanging side crunch

  • 1. Provide a pull up bar or a fixed bar suspended in height.
  • 2. Grab the bar with the back of your hands facing you.
  • 3. Bring your legs up to the pelvis height.
  • 4. Then tilt to have the parallel back and the legs perpendicular to the ground.
  • 5. Then swing like a pendulum. Lower both legs grouped on one side in the pelvis alignment.
  • 6. Reassemble your legs in the center of the pelvis taking a deep breath.
  • 7. Go down the legs in the same way on the other side.
  • 8. Continue your series by repeating the movement.

Hanging side crunch : several techniques, tips and advice

  • 1. Aspire your belly button to help you to get sheathed.
  • 2. Breathing is important on this exercise, when you lower your legs to one side: exhale. Inhale when you bring your legs back to the center of the body.
  • 3. During your series, do not stop, continue your movement without ever stopping to maintain the abdominal contraction.
  • 4. Slow down the movement when you lower your legs.
  • 5. Do not stretch your legs to the maximum, except to put more difficulty. It's an option.
  • 6. Keep the bust parallel to the ground during the movement.
  • 7. Imagine windshield wipers to help you.

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