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Leg-Up Band Crunch

Leg-Up Band Crunch

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Abdominal strength


Leg-up band crunch position the legs perpendicular to the torso and strengthen the abdominals and obliques. The leg-up position challenges the transverse abdominus, the biggest stabilizer of the spine. The resistance band makes flexion of the spine more difficult, therefore increasing the difficulty of the exercise. Depending on your goals – choose a lighter band for muscular endurance or a heavier one for muscular strength.


  • Lie on your back and raise both legs straight up in the air.
  • 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