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Ab Crunches Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ab Crunches.

The Truth about Ab Training

You've probably heard most of the hyperbole on abs flattening—from how often you should train to how many reps you have to do. Here, our experts help separate abs facts from fiction. MYTH Strength-training exercises like crunches will...  Read more

The 13 Best Abs Exercises

We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a...  Read more

VIDEO: 10-Minute Crunchless Core Workout

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) For more information about this video, please scroll down to read the text below the video player. About This Workout This workout will help you strengthen (and stretch) your...  Read more

VIDEO: 15-Minute Abs Workout

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) For more information about this video, please scroll down to read the text below the video player. [sp_dart_video] Take this video with you! Click here for a printable version o...  Read more

The Crunch Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

Ab/Stomach Exercises
Updated 4/5/2014 5:13:13 PM

Recommendations please on exercises to help lose my tummy and strengthen the abs. I find it difficult to do sit ups due to my lower back pain....  Read more

Crunches causing abdominal spasms/ cramps
Updated 3/23/2014 6:02:13 PM

When I was younger I was able to do over 100 crunches a day. Now when I try to do 15 regular, reverse or even seated crunches it get these horrible spasms/cramps in my abdominal muscles. They last for about 15-20 min. I really need to strengthen core...  Read more

Counting crunches
Updated 2/20/2014 10:30:58 PM

How is a basic crunch done? I've seen lots of modifications, but I want to know how to do it to count them on my Weight Goals page....  Read more

Crunch Test
Updated 1/28/2014 10:58:37 AM

Crunch Test www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1114 Should a woman over 70 be doing the same amount of crunches as someone over 45??? Or do they figure a woman over 70 doesn't do crunches smile....  Read more

Thoughts on Ab Lounger
Updated 1/27/2014 7:32:49 PM

I have a chance to get an Ab Lounger for free....not really familiar with the product but googled it for reviews & it seems to be a back stretcher more than anything else. Does anyone here on SP have any opinions or comments on this item? Is it w...  Read more

Ab crunches while driving :)

You can easily do crunches while driving...just be sure you're sitting correctly and pull your ab muscles in and release. I can easily fit in 100 on my way to work... Sometimes to challenge myself, I hold them in for an entire song - much harder tha...  Read more

Ab Lounge exerciser

The reason I like the Ab Lounge is that it gives my head and neck the support I seem to require vs. doing ab exercises on a mat on the floor where I'm prone to wrongly using my head and neck to "assist." For me ab work is torturous and the Ab Lounge...  Read more

100+ crunches a day!!!

Challenge yourself to do 100 or more crunches a day!!...  Read more

5 Strength Training Exercises You Should NEVER Do

Warning! This list may be controversial, so feel free to disagree. I imagine that, for many people, several of the exercises on my personal DON'T DO list may be on your favorites list–and one, in particular, is probably on almost every gym rat’s fav...  Read more

10 Core Stabilizing Exercises

For many of us working our core is one area of the body that is often neglected as it takes time to see the results of all our hard work. But working these muscles is just as important, if not more so, than working the other areas of your body. The r...  Read more

Quinoa madness & 3000 ab crunches in March challenge

I've been substituting out regular grains with quinoa for the past couple weeks. I've finally figured out a way to make it taste good. I add in tofu, veggies, soy sauce, honey and some other spices to make a sweet and sour quinoa pilaf. I'd highly r...  Read more

Day eleven & ab crunches almost ate my lunch

Did ab crunch workout today.... Thought I was going to pass out and croak... But I made it thru it! I feel pretty good actually!! Doing it all over again tomorrow, and going to add my mile walk as well... My husband looked at me today and said...  Read more