The simple truth is that crunches and sit-ups are alright when you start working on your abdominals, but soon you’ll need to do hundreds of crunches in order to feel any sort of effort and you’ll see little improvement, if any.
The reason is that crunches and sit-ups are low intensity ab exercises. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that crunches are not good exercises, but they don’t give you the kind of abs workout that you’re looking for.
If you want to get six pack abs, you will need to do much more complicated and difficult exercises.
What many people don’t know and what keeps them from getting the abs they long for is that in order to get perfect abs you should invest more of your time in full body workouts than in abs exercises alone.
The reason for this is two-fold:
- You need to reduce your overall body fat and this won’t be done by abs exercises.
- The abs serve as supporting muscle for nearly any strength building exercise you do, regardless of the muscle group you’re focusing on. You see, while you’re working your pecs, biceps or triceps, your abs are taking part of the effort.
The key to developing your abs is performing high intensity exercises as part of a full body workout. Let go of the crunches and make sure to give your body a full workout each time you’re in the gym and you’ll see results.