Walk past the donut table at any Planet Fitness and you'll see a number of poor schmos lying on the floor engaged in some sort of exercise that vaguely resembles a sit-up.
While the sit-up (or crunch) isn't the worst exercise in the world, it isn't the best either. There are plenty of far better ways to train your core without getting eye-level with the hairballs collecting dust on the gym floor.
This is why I was stoked when the editors at Muscle & Fitness Magazine asked me to replace one over-rated ab exercise with a more effective alternative.
Plus, I was humbled to have my comments (and video) included among the likes of some amazing personal trainers like Andrew Coates, Merrick Lincoln, Chris Cooper, Bo Babenk, and Allan Bacon.
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Rock on and get a stronger core!
PS- I am learning a ton of new stuff here at ISSN. I will have a few nuggets via IG so follow me there if you are not.
Mike T Nelson CISSN, CSCS, MSME, PhD
Associate Professor, Carrick Institute
Owner, Extreme Human Performance, LLC
Editorial Board Member, STRONG Fitness Mag
Mike T Nelson is a PhD and not a physician or registered dietitian. The contents of this email should not be taken as medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem - nor is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health.