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Leg-Up Crunch

Leg-Up Crunch

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Abdominal strength


Leg-up 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 leg-up position band makes flexion of the spine more difficult, therefore increasing the difficulty of the exercise. Add this exercise to your ab workout to keep your muscles stimulated.


  • Lie on your back and place your finger tips on the sides of your head.
  • Raise both legs straight up in the air.
  • Keeping your neck neutral, roll your upper back off the floor.
  • Return slowly to the floor.


  • Jutting the chin as you crunch up
  • Yanking the head up with the hands