The crunch exercise get a lot of flack.
But ab crunches can be part of a good core routine. Especially if you include some of its variations.
The Basic Crunch Exercise
Cross Body Crunch
There are a lot of names and variations for this exercise. Cross Body and Knees to Elbows are the most common.
- Legs are supported to eliminate tension and stress on the low back.
- Foot touches the ground between reps to allow for a break.
This is an advanced variation. Because your feet never touch the ground your low back is unsupported.
The only difference here is that your feet never touch the floor.
- While a Sprinters Crunch and Bicycle Crunch are used interchangeably, they are different exercises. However very similar. Only a few minute details separate the 3.
Even More Crunch Exercise Options
We’ve just touched the surface with these crunch variations. There are a lot more advanced crunching exercises when you’re ready.
- Cable Stability Ball Crunch
- Sky Crunch
- Reverse Crunch