Do crunches hurt your back or do you just flat out HATE doing them? You are NOT alone. I always get asked what are some great moves for working the abs without having to do crunches or sit ups.
First things first, let’s talk WHY crunches SUCK:
- Supports bad posture
- Puts oressure on your neck, back, and spine.
- Aren’t very effective.
- They do not tap into the deep core muscles (the ones that minimize belly pooching).
- They create tension in the hips.
- It will make your Diastasis Recti worse.
- They suck. Period.
So, if crunches suck so badly, then what are some better moves to work the abs? Glad you asked!
Here is a fun little workout that you can do in addition to my 12 week home workout!
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Here are 6 of my favorite ab moves that are truly, madly, and deeply EFFECTIVE at getting the abs you have always wanted:
- Elbow Plank.
Repeat three times.
- Alternating Toe Touches
- Flutter Kicks
- Russian Twists
- Side Plank
- Knee Extensions
If you want to get abs, you have to work your butt off and stay on a consistent and healthy path. You do not need to do detoxes or try fad diets, but instead, you should make it a lifestyle change.