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Lying Side Crunch

  • force pull
  • level beginner
  • category core
  • movement isolated


  • Lie on your side with your legs down to the right side at about a 60 degree angle to your torso, with knees bent at 90 degrees.
  • Place your left hand behind your head, elbow pointing straight up to the ceiling, and your right arm extended across the mat in line with your right shoulder.
  • Curl your upper body towards your hips, lifting your shoulders off the floor a few inches.
  • Slowly lower back down and repeat.

Tips and Tricks

To add weight, hold a small plate to opposite side of head or across chest

You can optionally lift your legs while performing the curl to have greater muscle activation

Muscles Used
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