Fitness Trainer Weirton WV

I was told by my trainer that crunches are not as good for building core strength as pilates since they do not elongate the muscle. Is this true and if so should I avoid them altogether? It is difficult to know what is correct fitness information with so many “experts” weighing in. I will try to shed some light on the situation. The core is made up of many layers of muscle, including the sides (obliques) low back and muscles deep beneath, supporting the spine.

Hardbodies Gym
(304) 723-5438
1300 Potomac Ave
Weirton, WV
 
Visalus Sciences - Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge
(304) 374-7405
3813 Collins Way
Weirton, WV
 
Dunbar Recreation Center
(304) 797-1591
Weir Ave ; Kessll St
Weirton, WV
 
Quick Sit 30 Minute Fitness
(304) 723-6111
3520 Pennsylvania Avenue
Weirton, WV
 
Hardbodies Gym
(304) 723-5438
3520 Pennsylvania Ave
Weirton, WV
 
Yoga Tstudios Theresa Helba
(304) 748-4284
Highway 22 Ext 4 At
Weirton, WV
 
Curves For Women
(304) 723-6750
117 Three Springs Dr # C
Weirton, WV
 
Starvaggi Memorial Pool
(304) 723-1040
136 Starvaggi Dr
Weirton, WV
 
Anytime Fitness
(304) 748-9200
218 Park Drive
Weirton, WV
 
Tones Tan and Fitness
(740) 537-9803
1828 Franklin St
Toronto, OH
 

Crunches for Core Strength

Q: I was told by my trainer that crunches are not as good for building core strength as pilates since they do not elongate the muscle. Is this true and if so should I avoid them altogether?





It is difficult to know what is correct fitness information with so many “experts” weighing in. I will try to shed some light on the situation. The core is made up of many layers of muscle, including the sides (obliques) low back and muscles deep beneath, supporting the spine.

Crunches work to tone up the top layer of muscles in the stomach area. People tend to work this section to produce the six pack look. This is fine as long as you incorporate other exercises to balance out the core and strengthen all the areas around the middle.

Pilates is a great form of exercise to accomplish this. Because of the various moves and areas targeted, your core will get a full workout. It is important to work the muscles along the spine as well as the sides to give the body the most balanced strength, stabilization and tone.

Set as favorite Bookmark Email this Comments (0) Add Comment feedSubscribe to this comment's feed
Write comment You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet. busy

Click here to read more from Single Edition