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

The assisted Crunch belongs to the standard exercises of the abdominal training. This version mainly trains the lateral part of the abdominal muscles. The straps 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 to the Side:

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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 about 90 degree. The lower legs are parallel to the bottom. The toes are tightened. The arms are stretched and the palms point down forward. The VarioSling is under tension. 

Final Position

The head and the upper back are clearly lifted off the body. The buttocks are fitted on the bottom. The lower legs are parallel to the bottom and the toes are tightened. The arms are stretched and the hands are situated left and right aside of the knee joints.

Movement 1

The upper body is lifted up by the support of the abdominal muscles. The lower legs do not change their position.

Movement 2

Both hands are shifted along the same side of the according knee joint. The upper body and the hands are moved back into starting position.


Always keep your legs closed (knee on knee, ankle on ankle). The slower you execute the motion, the more intensive is the exercise.