It's Crunch Time

How are we doing people?!?! 10, 10, 10, 10, 10… See how it adds up?!?!? So by now you should have this locked in as part of your daily routine. Right? I thought so! Here’s your new move for the next 2 weeks: I want you to add 50, yes 5-0, crunches to your current program. If you are already doing them, great, you’re about to do 50 more. Yes, 5-0 … If you are not already doing them, it’s time.

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How are we doing people?!?! 10, 10, 10, 10, 10… See how it adds up?!?!? So by now you should have this locked in as part of your daily routine. Right? I thought so! Here’s your new move for the next 2 weeks: I want you to add 50, yes 5-0, crunches to your current program. If you are already doing them, great, you’re about to do 50 more. Yes, 5-0 …  If you are not already doing them, it’s time.


Try 10 with your knees bent and your feet on the floor; 10 with your legs straight; 10 with your legs at a 90-degree angle; 10 with your legs straight up; and the final 10 with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Ideally you will do these back to back with no rest, just the time it takes to reset. In the beginning you made need a brief rest in between which is fine, but don’t lose sight of your goal: back to back to back! Remember to draw the abs in BEFORE performing the crunch and to keep your breathing steady. No holding your breath!


Also remember, this is IN ADDITION to what you are already doing. This will help maintain abdominal musculature, as well as improve posture. Posture is a big deal since you will carry yourself differently, feel better, and be less at risk for injury. Not to mention, you will come across as more confident and that goes a looooong way in every aspect of life!


Keep cranking, you are well on your way and JUST 10, is JUST RIGHT as your starting point. I am excited to move this along! It may sound crazy but I will bet you that within a week or 2 you’ll be chomping at the bit for more!

Blog written by Gunnar Peterson, CSCS, CPT
Gunnar is widely recognized for his expertise in functional training and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative...