Home ab workout: crunch exercise for 6-pack abs

Don't let the TV ads convince you to buy some bulky contraption that will gather dust in your closet, crunches are safe and effective! This video clip shows how to do crunches with varying degrees of difficulty based on your ability. Remember that ab exercises alone will not give you abs! If you have the best abs in the world they will be completely invisible if you are overweight. Aerobic exercise and proper diet are even more important than ab exercises in getting that sought after 6-pack.

Form is very important in crunches, many people do them incorrectly and end up working out their neck or hips more than their abs. Use slow movements and only use the abs. Concentrate on trying to raise your shoulders straight up towards the ceiling. Don't worry about how many reps you do but focus on using perfect form. No whipping the head around or flapping your arms! This is not a sit-up either, the hips are stationary. Also important is to minimize any tension in the neck, I do this by very lightly supporting my head with my hands or the weight plate

The main reason to workout abs is because strong abs stabilize your lower back and shield you from injury but as a side benefit a 6-pack looks great!

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  1. Vova Palagnuk / June 25, 2013

    Good day! I’m Justin.I did -15 lbs past two months.Open iwondiet.com

  2. CraigyM2k / June 25, 2013

    Nah man do as many as makes you feel good. Thats what working out is all
    about unless you are a serious body builder.

  3. CraigyM2k / June 25, 2013

    Seen as nobody is responding I will give you my advice. This worked for me,
    buy this ab machine, Joke. If you have your form all sorted and know how to
    effectively crunch. Work out how many reps you can do till you feel some
    stomach burn. Then do 3-5 more than that. 3 sets is always best. That
    worked for me like. Might be worth giving it a go.

  4. Samuel Greenhough / June 27, 2013

    This video made my mum need a wee coz of the running water sound hahaha

  5. 113happychap / July 1, 2013

    I recommend you do non and go get a beer or 2

  6. Annie Lama / July 3, 2013

    My coworkers laughed when I told them I was going to get ripped with “Elite
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  7. BuddhistZenDave / July 4, 2013

    I had no idea Scooby had a video with sixteen-million views.

  8. YesIamJames / July 8, 2013

    Is there any advantage of situps over crunches?

  9. Voffsing1 / July 10, 2013

    I always get a sore neck when I do crunches, it seems like no matter how
    much I try I can’t stop using my neck when trying to pull myself up -.-

  10. scooby1961 / July 10, 2013

    Thats a very common problem. Try this. Lay across the room from the TV with
    your knees bent. Raise your head up enough to see the TV looking between
    your legs. Wait a minute or two till your neck starts to get tired, now
    gently support your head with your hands – just enough to make it feel
    good. Hold that position for 10 minutes. That will teach you the proper
    pressure to apply to your head with your hands.

  11. Tolu Ojo / July 13, 2013

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  12. Nestor Pavia / July 14, 2013

    Is someone peeing??

  13. emrl7 / July 16, 2013

    Is that Johnny sins?

  14. Johnny Fartpants / July 18, 2013

    Will crunches alone give good abs?

  15. Miguel Reyes / January 24, 2016

    thank you mister scooby

  16. MyFitness apps / February 22, 2016

    I do this before breakfast. I feel like it turns on my engine for the rest
    of the day. I want to move, don’t want to sit down. Feel better moving than
    staying still! Disclosure: I’m two weeks into a low carb eating plan.
    https://play.google.com/store/search?q=seven%20minutes%20workout&c=apps

  17. Rudy Cooper / March 8, 2016

    Damn, 16 mill. views :O Scooby the Godfather of youtube bodybuilding
    videos.

  18. Homo Sapian Carnivore Who consumes Homo Sapien / April 11, 2016

    This is a classic. Th-thanks for t-the advice uncle Scooby.

  19. Λαυρέντιος Ψαροκάηκας / May 9, 2016

    Gotta LOVE HD VIDEOS..

    • Francesco Di carlo / June 3, 2016

      +Λαυρέντιος Ψαροκάηκας ok I’ll put that in a simple way: he had hundreds of
      videos before 2008, while in the same time having no idea on when Google
      would decide to enable HD resolution. So, he should have kept for
      apparently no reason to him (I repeat that he had no idea on when HD would
      have been supported) a huge data. And only the first part of this small
      story should make you realize that he had no reason to do so. And then, not
      only that, doing a massive reuplaoad that would have taken him thousands of
      hours, for no reason at all: views still come, money still come and some
      videos even went viral, adding all the obvious complains that he would have
      received on reuploading hundreds of videos, well I sincerely hope that you
      understand the nonsense of the original comment now, cheers.

    • Francesco Di carlo / June 3, 2016

      +Λαυρέντιος Ψαροκάηκας I have seriously nothing against you, I just want
      you to understand that you are saying something impossible to be, and if I
      was rude to you I even say sorry, but just stop

  20. DruidsCalling / July 30, 2016

    First scooby vid i ever watched :P

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