Regular crunches are okay, but they can only go so far in tightening your abs. Just like with any other muscle, adding resistance helps strengthen your abdominals so that you see faster results. And when it comes to adding resistance to ab moves, we love our cable machines! Cable machines are incredibly versatile. With only these six cable ab exercises, you can target your upper abs, lower abs, and obliques. Your entire core will be burning!
Make sure to watch the videos provided below. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
1. Standing Cable Lift
Standing cable lifts engage your core to maintain proper posture, and the twisting motion helps achieve a tight, small waistline.
2. Standing Wood Chopper
Use the cable machine in a different position to work to work your obliques, the muscles running down the side of your torso.
3. Cable Crunch
Cable crunches are a simple, yet effective move. This is one of the main exercises you should put in your arsenal for strengthening and tightening your abs.
4. One-Arm High Cable Side Bends
You can perform side bends with traditional dumbbells. However, a cable machine adds resistance coming up, not just going down. It’s a great way to strengthen your obliques.
5. Cable Reverse Crunches
Reverse Crunches are great for your lower abs, and the best way to add resistance is to use a cable machine.
6. Standing Rope Cable Crunch
Isolate your upper and middle abs with a standing crunch. The cables add resistance so that your abs have to work to bring your torso down.