Hoax # 2
You have to do tons of crunches.
Overuse of crunches will only shorten your abs, pull your head forward, and give you bad posture. Do you really want to look like Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame?
Any standing exercise that will contract your abs will do, but you should specifically target your lower back to strengthen the muscles that support your spine.
The easiest exercise is sucking the gut in, also known as the “stomach vacuum”…
1. Exhale. Suck in your gut.
2. Maintain the contraction for 10 to 20 seconds.
3. Repeat 10 to 15 times, as often as you like throughout the day (…while in the shower, sitting at your desk, while driving, etc.).
Time now for YOU to take action! See you in the gym!