Vertical Crunch

Vertical Crunches – Martial Arts Strength Training

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Vertical Crunches. This crunch is a martial arts exercise used in order to build up core strength. This exercise will also improve rotational “torquing” power and thus help martial arts kicking powerpunching power and grappling techniques.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Video for the Vertical Crunch