Abs exercises - cable machine

Cables make your abs work harder by keeping resistance constant during exercises

Advanced

11 Jan 2008
Judo throw

Judo throw

Judo throw

  • Stand side-on to high cable with wide stance
  • Twist body away from stack and pull cable over shoulder
  • Crunch forward pulling cable down

Cable tuck crunch

Cable tuck crunch

  • Lie between twin cables attached to both hands and feet  
  • Hold knees and elbows at 90°
  • Raise shoulders and hips off the floor at same time, hold and return 

Gym ball cable leg raise

Gym ball cable leg raise

  • Lie back on gym ball with cable attached to feet
  • Grab a support for stability and hold legs out in front of you
  • Draw legs up while maintaining stability on ball

High cable woodchop

High cable woodchop

  • Stand side-on to high cable, turn torso towards it
  • Draw cable down and across your body, turning torso
  • Keep back straight and core tensed throughout

Cable Russian twist

Cable Russian twist

  • Lie on Swiss ball side-on to cable machine
  • Turn torso towards stack, keeping body flat from head to knees
  • With straight arms, draw low cable across body to other side
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