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How to Get Abs {Without Crunches!}

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

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.
If you liked this and would like more exercises to close the gap, check out my 12 Week Diastasis Recti Workout Guide. In this guide, you will have 4 exercises per day that only take 12 minutes! Cardio and sretch routines are included. All workouts are brown down into levels so you can go at the right pace. To check out my Diastasis Recti Workout Guide, click here!

Your trainer and friend,