Folding Crunch

Folding Crunch on Yoga Mat

How to Crunch Fold

You Should Feel This: Abs

Exercise Families: Trunk Flexion

Equipment: Yoga Mat

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Start in a folded position, with your knees drawn toward your chest, heels lifted approximately 4 - 6 inches off the ground. Extend both arms in front of you to help balance.

  2. Unfold by separating your hips and torso, pushing your legs out in front of you, extending the knees almost straight, and allowing your trunk to descend approximately 30° toward the floor.

  3. Tighten the abdominals to pull the torso up and forward. Drive the knees to the chest to bring the hips close to the chest. Pause briefly and unfold.

  4. Continue pulsing in and out of the folded position for the specified amount of time.

  5. You should feel this working the core, hips, and trunk muscles.

Alternative Exercises:

Crunch  Reverse Hip Lift

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