Crunches Will Give You Abs
If you're doing endless crunches in the quest for a six-pack, it's time you change your strategy. Not only will this not give you the results you are looking for, it limits how many core muscles you're working.
"Obtaining a chiseled midsection takes more than crunches," ACSM-certified personal trainer Chavanne Scott-Hellner, owner and operator of Fitness Together, told POPSUGAR. "To achieve a flat and chiseled midsection, you must change the actual body composition by reducing fat and building up the core muscle. To make that change, it involves a strategic mix of cardiovascular workouts, core training, resistance training, and healthy diet."
So it's true what they say: abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. For other core-strengthening exercises beyond the standard crunch, check out these ab exercises. If you're looking for a plan to follow, this four-week ab plan checks all the boxes.