First of all if you want to get 6 pack abs or washboard abs then crunches are the most effective and best exercise for developing shredded abs.
Some people think that if you’ re bending the spine forward like when you’re doing crunches then a lot of stress is put on the spine disks and that’s correct.
Some researches show that flexing the spine is actually good for the spine’s disks because it can increase flexibility and reduce low-back pain. The best method for gaining washboard abs is truly by doing lots of crunches!
If you get backaches while doing crunches for those six pack abs, then you did something wrong:
- Doing crunches right after you wake up to get washboard abs is a bad move because spine disks absorb fluid while you sleep and the pressure inside them when you wake up is 250% higher than before going to bed. Don’t stress the disks, wait for at least two hours to pass..
- Using a poor form while doing crunches won’t do so much good for your abs and your back as well! (maybe core exercises are a good solution if you don’t know how to do crunches properly)
- If you work at a desk, then your spine disks move around and get aligned in their own way (a bad sedentary way).When you go to the gym please don’t start by doing crunches even if you’re desperate after 6 pack abs, first you must warm up before the workout can commence (you need to relieve the tension from the disks first)