It’s Crunch Time
I used to do 100's of them every single night before bed.
Used to is the key phrase there…
My training has changed a lot over the years. Thank goodness.
When I first started "working out" I did an hour of core work and called it a day. Slowly, I became more and more interested in weight lifting, so I started picking up some dumbbells and included upper body workouts into my routine.
I loved shoulder day, but I hated training legs. So, I only trained my arms and neglected my legs.
Luckily this style of training only lasted about 8 months thanks to finding a true passion and love for weight lifting.
I began reading more and more… learning more and more… and training smarter – training my entire body (not just my favourite parts ;))
Thinking back to the days when I did 100's of crunches before bed kind of makes me giggle now since I hadn't done any exercises specifically for my core up until yesterday for over a week!
Lately, core exercises are the last thing I want to do, so I haven't done them. I justify my choice by telling myself that my trainer rarely ever trains his core 😉
I think I'll be fine if I miss a week or two of doing crunches 😉
However, yesterday I got back into it and did my all time favourite core exercise once I finished my chest and triceps workout.
There's something about cable crunches that I just love. I can really feel myself flexing when I crunch in and I also love that you can add some resistance, too!
One thing that I've changed about my cable crunches since training with my personal trainer is the position in which I face the cable machine and it has made a world of a difference, which is why I want to share this tip with you today! 🙂
It might not be new to some of you, but it was new to me! So, here's my Wednesday Workout Tip of the Day 😉
I used to face the cable machine when performing cable crunches just like Jamie Eason shown in the picture below.
However, my trainer taught me a new and better way (in my opinion) to do them. Turn around! Perform the crunch with your butt facing the cable machine (the metal pole in the picture above)
I find I get a much better crunch this way as the resistance is in a better position and there is not so much tension being put on your back.
I highly encourage you to try this new way of cable crunching during your next workout and tell me when you think and prefer! 🙂 I'm very excited to hear!
How do you perform cable crunches?
What is your favourite core exercise?
Did you find this helpful?
Have a great Wednesday!