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!