Cross Crunch

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Abdominals
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Pull

Cross Crunch Instructions

  • Lie back on the floor with your knees slightly bent.
  • Hands are interlocked together behind your head.
  • Begin to "curl" your body up. Bring the opposite elbow to the opposite knee.
  • Feet and legs stay stationary. 
  • Once at the top position, begin to "uncurl" your body to the starting position. 
  • Repeat on the opposite side.


  • There is not much range-of-motion with this movement. Focus on the contraction of the abdominal musculature. 
  • Negate the need to "fling" your elbow to your knee. This is a controlled movement.
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