How to Get Abs {Without Crunches!}

October 15, 2015

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!

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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

Here is a video demonstrating all moves:

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.
 

Want to build a better body in just 12 weeks? 

Strong Body Guide: 12 Week Home Workout Program

Welcome to the Strong Body Guide.

In this guide, you can expect:

– ✅ 12 weeks of workouts that can be done at home with little to no equipment.
– ✅ 225 pages long
– ✅ Each workout takes less than 30 minutes-great for busy schedules.
– ✅ step by step instructional picture examples of every move
– ✅ no gym required
– ✅ exercises focus on hiit, strength training, and plymetrics
– ✅ download on any device
– ✅ build a lean tone stomach, butt, thighs, and arms
– ✅ download instantly from anywhere
– ✅ promote fat loss & boost metabolism
– ✅ contains cardio and stretching routines as well!
– ✅ full exercise glossary with images and instructions for every move

*All guides are digital ebooks available instantly worldwide. Compatible on all devices – Android, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Nook, Computer, Mac.

If you are just interested in abs, you can purchase my ab program Core & Ab Attack separately to tackle that one trouble area for good, but as I always recommend, training the body as a whole is your best bet!

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No matter what you do, remember that you have got this! Nobody can stop you, but YOU! You are in control of your fitness and health. So, go get it!!

XOXO,
Sia

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Following and/or participating in my blog, daily workouts, meal plans, and any tips or advice is solely your decision. I recommend checking with your physician prior to following any of the workouts or meal plans that I share. I am very open in sharing that I am not a health care professional, personal trainer, nutritionist, or counselor. I provide the workouts, meals, and tips that have worked for me based on my personal experiences.

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