Most people do these very common ab exercises in an inefficient way. Watch the basics of how to do proper form for crunches so you can apply it every time you do ab work. Learn how to use your abdominal muscles to pull you into this exercise and reduce the amount of neck discomfort and neck and shoulder involvement. If your neck hurts from doing crunches, you may not be doing them in the most effective way for your body. Get more out of your ab work when you learn how to initiate the exercises with the muscles you want to target. Watching this video will be more effective in teaching your form for this exercise than a picture or description- you need to see how it works in order to better model it.
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. JJ launched her professional career in 1996 as the Foundations Director for the New York Sports Club, where she designed curriculum and in-house certification for new and previously uncertified fitness trainers. She has also been certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), International Sports Science Association (ISSA), and the Resistance Training Specialist Program (RTS).