PRO’S AND CON’S OF CRUNCHES
Summer is here, and it’s the time to flaunt your perfect physique. Some of them have that perfect beach body already and many of them dream to have one all the time.
To have that perfect body, the one most common thing that a person resorts to is an exercise called ‘Crunches’. But, before one does hundreds of Crunches, is it not necessary to know its pro’s & con’s?
The answer is ‘Yes’, it is indeed extremely important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of an exercise.
Let’s have a look at some of them here,
- It is an exercise which can be done anytime. You don’t have to go to a gym to perform crunches. You can do these at home.
- Crunches help you tone and strengthen the muscles in the abdomen.
- Helps build the core muscles. Hence, improves the stability of your body
- Gives you a perfect ripped midsection.
- While regular crunches helps to build the abdominal muscles and strengthen our core, performing the same exercise in a wrong way or too many repetitions at once may potentially increase the risk of a back or a neck injury.
- To have a perfect beach body, it is necessary to maintain a balance between the structures. This balance is disrupted when we over work or build only a section of our abdominal muscles. We tend to focus on our front abdominals more than our oblique’s and the back muscles, which are also a part of our core. This imbalance results in faulty posture and loss of balance.
- Larger muscles burn more fat. Crunches use only a specific muscle group and don’t involve the larger group of muscles. Hence, the amount of fat burnt is less.
So, should we continue to do the Crunches or stop it completely? Well, I suggest that we do this exercise by following the proper technique and minimizing the repetitions to protect our spine.