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:

  1. Elbow Plank.
    Repeat three times.
  2. Alternating Toe Touches
  3. Flutter Kicks
  4. Russian Twists
  5. Side Plank
  6. 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.

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