The Truth About Crunches
Every now and then one of my clients will ask me why we don't do more "abs" in class. So I thought I would address that today.
Quick question for you.
How many crunches does it take to lose a pound of fat?
What do you think?
It takes 250,000 crunches to burn 1 pound of fat (3,500 calories).
That is crazy! So if you started doing 685 crunches every day, this time next year you will have burned off that pesky pound of fat.
Not too efficient is it? But crunches are still a go to exercise for people trying to get six pack abs.
Instead of taking 15 minutes to do several hundred crunches, here are 3 ways you would make much better progress towards getting rid of belly fat.
1. Use that time to prep and cook some healthy meals.
You have to get rid of the fat surrounding your stomach to see progress. Proper nutrition will get you there the quickest.
2. Spend that time doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
Go hard for 30 seconds, then slow down for 30 seconds. Pick out 3 exercises and do 5 minutes of this pattern for all three exercises.
3. Do this workout
Set a timer for 15 minutes, every exercise is 15 repetitions, and you will do as many rounds as possible for the following exercises:
-Shoulder press right
-Shoulder press left
-Squat and row
Or you can view the video we did for Healthy Huntsville last year
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