View Full Version : alternatives to crunches


mrh1275
12-27-2007, 09:04 AM
need some help please lads..i'm getting rellay bored of crunches
i can do 75+ before i get any burn,what alternatives are there?..

Fidayin
12-27-2007, 02:28 PM
You can lift ur legs at the same time u are doing crunches , like a scissor movement

baseliner11
12-27-2007, 03:33 PM
Bicycle crunches will take just as long but might be less boring.

try doing regular crunches but every 20 or so, hold your legs straight out about 10 inches off the ground for 20 seconds then do more crunches.

Detroit101
12-27-2007, 04:02 PM
You could try yoga....it sound pretty fruity but it is all core strength and stretching......good luck

SpeedKillz
12-27-2007, 04:37 PM
need some help please lads..i'm getting rellay bored of crunches
i can do 75+ before i get any burn,what alternatives are there?..

75? lol, dude, 75 crunches aint even a warmup

u should be doin sets of 100-150 or even 200. as many sets as u can handle. plus medicine ball work, plus other core work. ur gettin bored? thats cuz u aint workin out bro...

msagrain
12-27-2007, 04:43 PM
i used to do 300 a day but then got bord lol on top of loads of otha **** i used to do too.

Count Patron
12-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Crunches are worthless. Do full sit-ups.

msagrain
12-27-2007, 05:56 PM
yeh invest in one of these http://www.fit-senior.com/acatalog/9102r.gif

Young Legend
12-27-2007, 06:15 PM
Ab wheel!!!!

Mawson33
12-27-2007, 11:40 PM
You could try yoga....it sound pretty fruity but it is all core strength and stretching......good luck


Yeah I agree with Detroit yoga is a good workout for the abs and also works well for your balance

JC Warrior
12-28-2007, 03:12 AM
For less boring, more challenging, way worse "holy f*ck i'm sore" feeling, and less time get an ab wheel. Roy Jones used the ab wheel as a staple of his camps and you see it didn't hurt his physique....and he has terrific genetics...but i digress.

While I'm a huge fan of the ab wheel I wouldn't quit doing crunches. Crunches alone won't give you ripped abs but they sure will help keep you from pooping your pants from a straight gut punch. As speedkillz mention doing only 75 isn't going to do too much for you, try to really up the amount and the interval.

Something you may consider that helped me tide the boredom of high repition exercises is not focusing on a specific number so much but more a specific time. It helped me tremendously to put on Round 10 from Holyfield V Bowe #1 and just rap out crunches for 3 minutes while listening to Lampley cry out "Look at Holyfield, what a warrior!". Doing this for a couple rounds can save your mind from the boredom of the rep count.

Juniorvt
12-28-2007, 03:20 AM
make sure your doing your crunches right, people who can do a hundred can only do 20 when they do it with the proper way

mrh1275
12-28-2007, 06:09 AM
thanks for the advice lads..i;m going to try something like this
circuit x 5 sets of leg raises,crunches,russian twists,and ab wheel rollouts ..and finish with a bridge.

xSOUTHPAWx
12-28-2007, 06:25 AM
google reverse crunches and jacknifes.. get on a decline and get someone to toss you a medicine ball back and forth...

i can do crunches untill the sun comes up and not feel a burn

p.s. try doing half situps.. where u almost do a full situp but hold it in the midpoint for 3 seconds.. those work when ur at home and being lazy

lukeybg
12-28-2007, 08:14 AM
yeh my girlfriend use to do about 500 crunches a night till i had to tell her she wasnt doing them properly then she could hardly do 10

lyrical
12-31-2007, 08:23 AM
yeh invest in one of these http://www.fit-senior.com/acatalog/9102r.gif

Where do you get one of these?

leff
12-31-2007, 10:02 AM
Where do you get one of these?

in shops that sell weight equipment, you can probably order one as well.....ore even build one

lyrical
12-31-2007, 11:22 AM
in shops that sell weight equipment, you can probably order one as well.....ore even build one
Im gonna look for one and also get a chin up bar too, i only have limited space so i dont want to get too much ish.

GTL
12-31-2007, 12:20 PM
http://www.iwantsixpackabs.com/bodyweight/core_exercises.html

good stuff.. ur welcome

leff
12-31-2007, 12:23 PM
am i the only that thinks compound lifts does wonders for you abs?

the_painless
12-31-2007, 05:54 PM
google reverse crunches and jacknifes.. get on a decline and get someone to toss you a medicine ball back and forth...

i can do crunches untill the sun comes up and not feel a burn

p.s. try doing half situps.. where u almost do a full situp but hold it in the midpoint for 3 seconds.. those work when ur at home and being lazy
the half sit ups are good. I hold them for 3 seconds at the halfway point. I always find the first 40-50 the hardest but when i break through that initial pain barrier then i go for about 300. I think it takes me about 20 mins. or so to do this

Newyorkknicks07
12-31-2007, 06:02 PM
75? Try upping the number. I do 150 every day before school and 350 before i go to sleep.