Whether you like it or not, you can't obtain great weight loss results without putting in a little bit of effort. And because having the perfect abdomen is the ultimate gym challenge for anyone who is undergoing a diet, most of us usually turn to crunches for help.
Have you been going to the gym but results aren't yet showing? If you are struggling with doing crunches, here's Teatox guide to correctly executing them in order to obtain the proper results:
The Trouble with Crunches
Often, when doing crunches, most of us deal with neck pains, both during workouts and after we get home from the gym. But, no matter of the moment when you are experiencing these pains, their causes are usually similar. Here's why you are having neck troubles when doing crunches:
- You are doing the exercise wrong
- Your abdominal muscles are weak
- Your back muscles are contracted
- Your neck muscles have a weak flexibility
Before giving up on going to the gym altogether, read our advice for properly executing crunches in order to get rid of pains and achieve the results you were so waiting for.
Improve Your Technique
A first step towards pain-free workouts is to eliminate the causes that appear during your workout s to improve your technique. The most common exercises performed for a fit abdomen are sit-ups and crunches, precisely those same exercises that require you to position your hands behind your head. Done incorrectly, these led to the overcharging of your cervical zone and, in some cases even to strong pains during and after your workout. To avoid this from happening, you need to have in mind the following simple rules:
- Keep your chin up and maintain your neck straight when you are getting up from the ground
- Keep your hands behind your ears instead of behind your head; more precisely, gently touch your ears and while keeping your elbows as further apart from each other as you can.
Change Your Exercises
The road towards the perfect pain-free abdomen may require you to choose some exercises that are not performed by overcharging your neck. Among the most efficient exercises for a perfect belly you can find:
- Doing crunches with the help of a bench
- Using an ab roller or a fit ball
- Lifting your legs from a position you find comfortable, whether it is on the ground or vertical with the help of a special gym machine.
Having a personal trainer can make all the difference in the world when it comes to performing correct crunches so make sure that you ask your trainer on what machine you should work.
Pay Attention to Your Posture
Lifting weights are also among the exercises that help you obtain that much-desired flat belly. However, in order to not overcharge your joints and other sensible body parts you need to pay a lot of attention to your body's posture. Try to perform the exercises with your back arched a little.
Remember, it is best to do a few crunches correctly, than to do a lot of them, but poorly.
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