10 Core Exercises That Are Better For Your Back (and Body) Than Crunches

Work your core: Ab exercises that are better than crunches

Exercises listed in order of difficulty.

1. Dying Bugs

Lie on your back with your arms straight up to the ceiling and your knees and hips bent to 90 degrees. Keeping your rib cage down extend your opposite arm and leg out taking a deep breath out.

2. Leg Lowering

Again while lying on your back lift both legs up so that both feet are facing the ceiling. Then while keeping one leg straight up as if you had a hot cup of coffee on your foot, slowly lower the other leg down, as close to the ground as possible and then return to the top.

3. Front Plank

Set up on your elbows and toes, don’t let the hips sag or pike up. Goal should be about 60 seconds before increasing the difficulty.

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