Side Bridge Crunch

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not pull on your neck

Side Bridge Crunch

This exercise targets your entire core abdominals area and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor on your side, legs and back straight and feet directly on top of each other. Lift yourself up on your bottom forearm so that your arm is fully extended above the elbow. Place your top hand behind your head, elbow flared out.

  1. 1 Keeping your entire body straight and your abdominals contracted, exhale and bring your top elbow over to touch the ground in front of you.
  2. 2 Inhale and return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch sides and repeat motions.

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