The cross crunches is a popular abdominal exercise that targets the obliques and rectus abdominis.The twisting motion involved in Cross Crunches helps activate and strengthen the oblique muscles, which are responsible for rotating and stabilizing the torso.
How to do:
1- Lie on the mat with your knees bent, feet straight and hands in front of your head.
2- Engaging your core, raise your elbows and upper back slightly off the floor, twisting your torso to your left so that your left elbow moves toward your right knee.
3- Hold for a moment then lower your upper body slowly to the floor, using your core to control the movement.
Cross Crunch Benefits
Cross Crunches primarily target the obliques and the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack” muscles). By engaging these muscles, Cross Crunches help strengthen and tone your core, improving stability and overall strength.
The rotational movement of Cross Crunches enhances flexibility and mobility in the spine, particularly the lower back. Regularly incorporating Cross Crunches into your workout routine can contribute to developing more defined abdominal muscles, especially the rectus abdominis.