Archive for the ‘Abs’ Category

January 2nd, 2016

Crunches: The Best Ab Exercise… Or The Worst?

In the 1980’s and 1990’s, nearly everyone in the fitness industry was not only recommending crunches, they put the crunch on a pedestal and described the exercise with superlatives. I remember reading one of Dr. Frederick Hatfield’s books many years ago, where he said, “The crunch is the Cadillac of abdominal exercises.” Well, I would have said “Mercedes of ab exercises,” but you get the point – he was suggesting that crunches were the best vehicle to develop your abs… Are they? Let’s take a closer look…