6 Ab Exercises That Are Better Than Crunches
Crunches seem to be everyone’s go-to ab exercises for a flat stomach and toned midsection. But let’s be honest, crunches are a thing of the past.
Crunches target the superficial muscles in the midsection. The deeper muscles, known as the transverse abdominis, require different exercises for a serious core workout.
The transverse abdominis runs horizontally from your spine to the front, across your abdominals. They engage in almost all body movements. They provide stability for your spine and therefore require full body exercises to activate.
This workout is designed to target those deep core muscles to strengthen and tone your midsection from the deepest muscles outward.
Rotate a move or two of these exercises into your daily workout routine, or complete this entire workout to build strength and stability in your abs.