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The 12 Best Upper Ab Exercises — Miracle-Gro To Annihilate Your Rectus Abdominis & Upper Abs

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Upper Abs Exercise 2 — Cable Crunches

Upper Abs Exercise 2: Cable Crunches

How To:

Protocol: 20 reps

Target Muscle(s): Upper Abs (Rectus Abdominis)

  • (1) Attach a rope handle attachment to the top of a cable pulley station.
  • (2) Grab the rope with both hands and lower your body down onto both knees. Stick your butt out, set your hips back, and form a 45° angle with your torso.
  • (3) Tighten your abs, puff out your chest, and slowly — WITHOUT moving your hips — crunch your abs down towards the floor.
  • (4) Once your chest is roughly parallel with the floor, SQUEEEEEZE the life out of your abs for 1.5 seconds.
  • (5) Slowly extend your back, stretch out your abs and spine, and return to the starting position.
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Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

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