Updated: Jun 20
What is the crunches workout all about?
Crunches are a type of exercise that primarily target the abdominal muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis muscle.
To perform a crunch:
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. You can either keep your arms at your sides or cross them over your chest.
Engage your core muscles by drawing your belly button towards your spine.
Slowly lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground, while keeping your lower back pressed into the floor.
Hold for a few seconds and then slowly lower yourself back down to the starting position.
Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It's important to avoid pulling on your neck or using momentum to lift yourself up. Instead, focus on using your abdominal muscles to initiate the movement. Additionally, you can modify the exercise by placing your feet up on a bench or stability ball to increase the difficulty, or by using a medicine ball or weight to add resistance.
Does doing more crunches lead to a 6 pack?
While crunches can help strengthen your abdominal muscles, they're not the only exercise you need to do to get six-pack abs.
In fact, focusing solely on crunches can be counterproductive, as they only work a small portion of your abdominal muscles.
To get a six-pack, you need to focus on a combination of exercises that work your entire core, including planks, mountain climbers, and leg raises.
Additionally, diet and overall body fat percentage play a big role in the visibility of your abs.