They place a TON of resistance on the abs — moreso than any other ab exercise — and allow for a clear linear progression. This produces ridiculously fast, unparalleled growth.
About The Cable Crunch
When it comes to powerful growth, cable crunches are the single best exercise for building bigger, stronger, uber-ripped abs as fast as possible.
Why? It’s simple — cable crunches let you use more weight. With traditional crunches, leg lifts, and sit-ups, the amount of weight you can use is severely restricted due to biomechanics. Fighting against gravity is a pretty difficult thing, particularly when you’re relying on the weaker neck and lower back muscles to crunch upwards.
By virtue of the cable station, it’s easy to apply heavy resistance and progress linearly — that’s absolutely KEY, as muscles grow when they’re challenged and pushed to lift more weight. I can pretty easily bang out a few sets of cable crunches with 140 pounds of resistance, but give me a dumbbell and I can just barely crunch half of that.
Once a given weight gets too easy, simply increase it by one plate for the next set. Continuously progress as your abs get stronger — you’ll grow extremely fast without giving it much thought.
With the exception of the ab plank, if I had to pick only 1 ab exercise to do for the rest of my life, my answer would no doubt be the cable crunch. Abs for days will literally explode out of your midsection.
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