Are crunches the best ab workout?

United States
July 10, 2012 10:32pm CST
Hello, many people do thousands of crunches a day and they see no results. Should they contnue to do crunches as the main ab target? please leave feedback, Thank you.
6 responses
@riyauro (6430)
• India
11 Jul 12
yeah crunches is one good exercise for abs..It shows result when you do it daily but it will take time for sure. Do it properly and check on what you intake is, You will do fine.
@theguy03 (187)
• United States
13 Jul 12
I would honestley have to say what I have learned from crunches over the years. They have the ability to strain and injure your back especially if done on a hard surface. They do target your abs, however you need to focus on your entire core if you want to not be caused pain and gain better stability. What I'm trying to say simply put is do crunches on a surface that is not hard as a rock, also do exercises that will help to strengthen your obliques and lower back. The Obliques will really help if you want to develop more definiton in your abs. There are thousands of core exercises out there, using only one may work, however using more than one and isolating specific parts of your core will help you develop an overall stronger body. Best of luck with your ab development and adventures.
@sharksfin (1098)
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
I would say yes...if done properly. But, you know there are other ways to work the ab out. I do hula hoop and skip rope. They're very helpful in toning the midsection. Try it too.
@muncho15 (136)
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
well yes, in order to take shape you need to look out of what you are eating, also do some exercise that make you sweat more for that to be effective.
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Maybe your not doing the crunches properly. You can check videos in youtube on how to do the abwork out properly. There are so many techniques you'll be amazed. Also, in order to get abs, you also need to have a proper diet. You can't just eat and eat. It needs both exercise and disciple in food. Hope this helps!
• India
11 Jul 12
I would also go with crunches if i have to build my abs