Everyone wants great abs.
But if you're spending hour after hour hammering out hundreds of traditional Crunches, your ab workout needs an update.
There's nothing wrong with a set of Crunches or Sit-Ups every now and then, but they shouldn't be the be-all, end-all of your program.
The lumbar spine, which is located in your lower back, is the thickest part of your spine. It's designed to support your body's weight, not for movement.
Repeatedly flexing your lumbar spine in these exercises may eventually cause one of the discs between your vertebrae to bulge, resulting in serious pain and impaired performance.
But what should you do instead?
Have no fear. We've put together a handful of our most kickass core exercises to create an ab workout that won't only shred up your midsection, but also enhance anything you do athletically.
Pick 3-4 of these moves to perform at the end of any session, and consistently rotate your picks throughout the week.