There is a LOT of research out there indicating that crunches and sit ups are are a bad idea.
It could also be argued that many fit people have done them for years without a problem – and that in moderation, they’re perfectly fine.
At the end of the day, the jury is still out. My current position is that there are safer and more effective alternatives to crunches and sit ups for working the abs.
And so today, I have a new 5 minute no crunches ab workout for you to add to your repertoire!
5 Minute No Crunches Ab Workout
You’ll start off with a high plank.
Hold for 20 seconds.
Then, transition RIGHT into the opposite arm / opposite hip touch.
Do this for 20 seconds.
The last move in the sequence is a cross body mountain climber. Transition immediately into this exercise, and hold for 20 seconds as well.
Rest about 30 seconds when you’re done, and repeat the rotation two more times for a total of three rounds.
Watch the video for a breakdown of the workout and for more coaching cues / tips on the exercises:
There you have a very simple – but very effective! – no crunches, no sit ups, no equipment required ab workout you can do anywhere in about five minutes.
Try it, and let me know how it goes.
Thanks for watching, and see you next time –
– Forest Vance