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

The assisted Crunch belongs to the standard exercises for the abdominal training. The version with lifted legs is more intensive and stressful than with legs placed on the bottom. The abdominal muscles and the hip flexor get trained very well, since there is a constant tension necessary. 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 Lifted Legs:

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Suspension Training Exercise For Abdominals

Starting Position

The head, Back and buttocks are placed on the bottom. The knee joints are flexed in an angle of about 90 degree. The lower legs remain parallel to the bottom. The arms are stretched and the palms point down forwards. The VarioSling is tensed.

Final Position

The head and upper back are clearly lifted off the ground. The buttocks are fitted on the bottom. The lower legs are kept parallel to the ground. The arms are stretched and the hands remain besides of the knee joints. The hands are stretched downwards.

Movement 1

The upper body lifted up by support of the abdominal muscles. The lower legs do not change their position. The hands get placed besides of the knee joints and then get stretched up forward.

Movement 2

The upper body and the hands are slowly moved back into starting position.


Always keep your legs closed. (Knee on knee, ankle on ankle) The more slowly you do this exercise, the more intensive it is. The more intensive you push your stretched arms towards the bottom; the stronger is the contraction in the abdominal muscles.