The other night I walked into our garage gym to observe my son, Frank, working out in between rounds of studying for final exams.
He was sweating.
Noting that he must have been doing something to produce this sweat (not really, it’s Florida, ya know), I asked him what he was doing.
“Crunches,” he replied.
“Crunches? Are you shitting me? That’s the worst exercise you can possibly do for your abs. It’s an isolation exercise and isolation exercises are almost always worthless in comparison to compound movements.”
“Well, why didn’t you explain it to me like that before?” Frank asked.
“Because I didn’t think I would need to. You have me guiding you through the right exercises that involve your abs in every movement. I assumed you’d understand.”
I proceeded to explain in further detail why crunches are worthless – unless, of course, you’re severely injured and this is all you can do without aggravating your injury.
Other than that, leave the “pretty” exercises alone and bust your hump with exercises that hit everything from head to toe – including your abs, even when they’re not the primary focus.
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