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Band Crunch

Band Crunch

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Abdominal strength


The crunch performed with a resistance band is a great way to work the abdominals. The band increases in resistance as you perform the crunch, making it more challenging than the floor crunch. Select a resistance band that allows you to perform as many reps as recommended while maintaining proper technique. You can anchor the band to a stable object behind you and increase the resistance by moving further away from it. Keep you neck straight and eyes focused up as you crunch.


  • Lie on your back with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor.
  • Stretch the band through the armpits and hold it on the chest.
  • Keeping your neck neutral, roll your upper back off the floor.
  • Return slowly to the floor.


  • Jutting the chin as you crunch up
  • Pulling the band up with the hands instead of with the shoulders