What are Weighted Decline Crunches and Cable Crunches?
Weighted decline crunches and cable crunches are exercises that can be done to strengthen the abdominal area.
The weighted decline crunch is a great exercise for those who have a hard time doing traditional crunches. This is because it reduces the strain on the lower back and neck. It also targets the lower abs more than traditional crunches.
How to Perform a Weighted Decline Crunch
The weighted decline crunch is a type of core exercise that is performed when the individual lays on their back with both hands positioned behind their head. The individual will then lift their upper body off the ground and simultaneously bring their knees in towards the chest. This exercise is performed by adding weight to the upper body in order to increase its difficulty.
The weighted decline crunch can be used as an alternative to crunches when looking for a more challenging workout routine. When performing this type of crunch, it is important that one does not add too much weight or else they will not be able to complete the movement successfully.
How to Perform a Weighted Cable Crunch
The cable crunch is an exercise that uses a cable machine with a handle attached to it as resistance. The cables are hooked up to either side of your head and you sit on an exercise bench with your feet on the floor in front of you, holding onto the handle with both hands. You then pull your head towards one knee, crunching your abs while doing so, then switch sides by pulling your head towards the other knee.