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.

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!

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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