Primary muscles: Obliques
Secondary muscles: Abs, hips
Equipment: No equipment
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Alternating superman
Standing Side Crunch Instructions
1. Stand with your knees slightly bent, your feet hip-width apart, and your hands behind your head.
2. Shift your weight to the left leg, crunch to the right side, and bring your right knee up toward your elbow.
3. Lower your right leg and return to the starting position.
4. Switch legs and repeat until set is complete.
Proper Form And Breathing Pattern
Keep your spine and neck neutral, your chest up and your core engaged. Breathe out as you crunch and try not to bend your spine forward or swing your hips back and forth.
From the Shop
Adding standing side crunches to your workout routine helps to target the oblique muscles and tightens the entire side ab wall more effectively. It also improves your balance, increases strength and stability, and burns more calories than side crunches done on a mat.
Standing Side Crunch Demonstration
Sets And Reps
Start with 30-second to 1-minute sets and, to lose your muffin top in no time, pair the standing side crunches with cardio moves like plank jacks and jumping lunges.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the standing side crunch, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise:
Related Core Exercises
Try these other core exercises to tighten, sculpt and strengthen your abs, obliques, lats and lower back:
Seated knee tucks
Side plank hip lifts
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