Primary: Legs, Abs (abdomini, quadriceps, gluteus maximus)

Secondary: Shoulder, back (deltoideus, erector spinae)

The Recrunch is a Crunch or Sit-Up in prone position. The entire abdominal- and parts of the ischiocrural muscles get stressed. This exercise is very appropriate for an extensive abdominal training. Also the upper body gets stressed, due to its lateral motion.

The pictures illustrate the Sling Training exercise Recrunch Side to Side:

sling-training_Bauch_Recrunch Side to Side_1 sling-training_Bauch_Recrunch Side to Side_2
Suspension Training Excercise For Abdominals

Starting Position

Depending on the desired intensity your feet or legs are hung up in the loops. The body is supported on its elbows and kept in prone position. The abdomen is tensed and the buttocks lightly raised.

Final Position

The body is tensed and hold to one side. The buttocks are lightly lifted up and the body tension is maintained.

Movement 1

The body is moved to one side in one straight layer by the help of the straight and lateral abdominal musculature.

Movement 2

Then the body is shifted to the other side.


Exercise slowly and controlled. The more you remove yourself from the central suspension point, the more difficult the exercise is.