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200 crunches a day for a week

FlVFFlVF Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
Looking forward to start this challenge!

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  • MostlyWaterMostlyWater Member Posts: 4,241 Member Member Posts: 4,241 Member
    As long as you don't hurt yourself ... and what about cardio and lifting weights?
  • kami3006kami3006 Member, Greeter Posts: 4,976 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 4,976 Member
    Have fun.

    I'm gonna deadlift instead. ;)

    <3
  • jls1leatherjls1leather Member Posts: 68 Member Member Posts: 68 Member
    I'm more of a 200 crunches TAKE ME A WEEK guy
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,922 Member Member Posts: 3,922 Member
    Sorry, not a good idea IMO but good luck with that.
  • AzdakAzdak Member Posts: 8,281 Member Member Posts: 8,281 Member
    I'm more of a 200 crunches TAKE ME A WEEK guy

    I don’t think I’ve done 200 crunches total in my entire life.
  • Nony_MouseNony_Mouse Member Posts: 5,647 Member Member Posts: 5,647 Member
  • rose2_0rose2_0 Member Posts: 152 Member Member Posts: 152 Member
    y tho?

    Don't care about your spine health? Have a lot of free time?
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Member Posts: 8,760 Member Member Posts: 8,760 Member
    Yep, I want huge ab muscles.
  • ecjimecjim Member Posts: 928 Member Member Posts: 928 Member
    Not for me - I'll squat instead
  • FL_HikerFL_Hiker Member Posts: 919 Member Member Posts: 919 Member
    Sorry if this is a dumb question... but if you were lean enough and did a ton of crunches like this and had the right genetics would you be able to see abs? Lots of IFS lol but I guess my other question is what types of exercises do those with abs usually do?
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 21,559 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,559 Member
    FL_Hiker wrote: »
    Sorry if this is a dumb question... but if you were lean enough and did a ton of crunches like this and had the right genetics would you be able to see abs? Lots of IFS lol but I guess my other question is what types of exercises do those with abs usually do?

    There are people without abs?!? ;););)
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,272 Member Member Posts: 10,272 Member
    FL_Hiker wrote: »
    Sorry if this is a dumb question... but if you were lean enough and did a ton of crunches like this and had the right genetics would you be able to see abs? Lots of IFS lol but I guess my other question is what types of exercises do those with abs usually do?

    They do all kinds of exercises that may or may not include ab work. The current consensus is that core strengthening is a good thing for all kinds of reasons, including performing some exercise movements better, but is not necessary for looks. The appearance of abs is mainly dictated by body fat and genetics provided you have the muscle mass for it. Compound lifts will generally engage the abs enough for that purpose, but some like supplementary work.

    Crunches, in particular, are not great at activating abs in the right way for muscle building, let alone hundreds of them (which takes them into the endurance category). They're also not good for the spine to boot. So, to answer your question, a ton of crunches will likely not build abs to any significant degree.
  • jessef593jessef593 Member Posts: 2,281 Member Member Posts: 2,281 Member
    FL_Hiker wrote: »
    Sorry if this is a dumb question... but if you were lean enough and did a ton of crunches like this and had the right genetics would you be able to see abs? Lots of IFS lol but I guess my other question is what types of exercises do those with abs usually do?

    Deadlifts, squats, overhead press are my main abdominal involving movements. Usually 1-2x a week I will dedicate 4-6 sets to either leg raises or cable crunches
  • FL_HikerFL_Hiker Member Posts: 919 Member Member Posts: 919 Member
    FL_Hiker wrote: »
    Sorry if this is a dumb question... but if you were lean enough and did a ton of crunches like this and had the right genetics would you be able to see abs? Lots of IFS lol but I guess my other question is what types of exercises do those with abs usually do?

    They do all kinds of exercises that may or may not include ab work. The current consensus is that core strengthening is a good thing for all kinds of reasons, including performing some exercise movements better, but is not necessary for looks. The appearance of abs is mainly dictated by body fat and genetics provided you have the muscle mass for it. Compound lifts will generally engage the abs enough for that purpose, but some like supplementary work.

    Crunches, in particular, are not great at activating abs in the right way for muscle building, let alone hundreds of them (which takes them into the endurance category). They're also not good for the spine to boot. So, to answer your question, a ton of crunches will likely not build abs to any significant degree.

    Wow you just blew my mind right there!!! Awesome info, thanks !
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