Primary: Abdominals (abdomini)
Secondary: Arms, Shoulder, Back (trizeps brachii, deltoideus, erector spinae)

The assisted Crunch is one of the standard exercises for the abdominal training. The straight body muscles are stressed in an optimal way. The slings of the VarioSling have an angle of 60-45 degree and point towards the legs. The suspension point is placed behind the head.

The following figures illustrate the exercise Assisted Crunch with Touched Down Legs:

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Suspension Training Exercise For Abdominals

Starting Position

The head, back and buttocks are reclined on the bottom. The knee joints are flexed in an angle of 90 degree. The feet and knee are in direct contact. The shoulders are detached from the bottom and the palms point down forwards.

Final Position

The head and the upper back are clearly detached from the bottom. The buttocks and the feet are placed on the ground. The arms are stretched up forward and the hands are kept on hip level.

Movement 1

The upper body is raised by support of the abdominal muscles. The feet remain on the bottom. The arms remain stretched and the hands push downwards.

Movement 2

The upper body is slowly moved back into the starting position.


Always keep your legs closed and avoid a lifting of the feet. The more intensive you push your stretched arms towards the body; the stronger is the contraction in the abdominal muscles.