Elevated Feet Crunch with Pause

Elevated Feet Crunch with Pause

The Elevated Feet crunch with pause works the rectus abdominus (commonly referred to your upper and lower abs) and your hip flexors.

Crunches are popular ab exercise. This variation is sure offer an additional challenge.





Type of exercise

How to

  • Start by lying on the ground with your legs at a 90-degree position on top of the bench, box, or step.
  • Gently place your hands behind your head and slowly come half way up into a crunch position.
  • Pause
  • Come up the rest of the way to the top of the crunch and pause- making sure to engage your core, lift your belly button towards the ceiling and your shoulder blades off the ground.
  • Slowly release your back down to the ground pausing half way down.
  • Repeat


Core Strength

Movement Pattern: Trunk flexion
Other Options: Come only halfway up and the slowly come back dons
Be Safe: Be sure to not let your hip flexors do all the work
Contraindications Avoid if Pregnant