Kneeling Abs Crunch with Curl Bar

Area Targeted: Middle Abs

Strengthen your Rectus Abdominus (8 pack) effectively by performing the Kneeling Abs Crunch with tube resistance bands. This exercise simulates the movement found on gym-based weighted stack abs machines. Using the Bodylastics Curl Bar, engage your eight pack in line with its natural function while enjoying the challenge of smooth elastic resistance for a powerful workout.

Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:

Set Up

Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door

Bands: Thread the band(s) through the anchor and attach both ends of the band(s) to one center ring on the bar.

Body Positioning: Grip the bar with a close grip, palms down, and kneel down about 2 feet away from the door, facing the door. Hold the back of your hands close to your forehead and position your arms so that your elbows are about 12 inches apart and facing down. Keep your knees bent with your buttocks touching your heels.


Crunch your body down and forward until your elbows are close to your knees. Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

Points To Remember

1. Keep your elbows about 12 inches apart.
2. Keep your buttocks down on your heels throughout the movement.
3. Exhale as your crunch.