Basics of Using a Crunch Machine

By Patricia ZelmEmmart CHHC, AADP

Getting a six-pack abdomen akin to the Calvin Klein underwear models is a goal for many women. Not only are abdominal exercises necessary to accomplish this, but also regular cardio workouts and good nutrition are also critical.

The pros and cons of crunch machines:

The popular and traditional crunches can lead to lower back pain and neck discomfort; not good for working out. Crunches do not provide immediate results and may dishearten you.

A workout machine called the ‘Crunch Machine’ works well because it speeds up the process of creating tight, visible abdominal muscles.

The crunch machine is available online and most gyms have them as well. The designs vary, but they all target the abdominal muscles the same. The price range will vary according to the type and model.

Here are a few Crunch Machines available on the market, the price range for them and a brief description of how they are used.

Benefits of Strong Abs

In addition to gaining a tight tummy worthy of the beach, decreasing stomach fat also decreases health issues.

  1. Fewer lower back pain.
  2. Improved digestion.
  3. Improved performance in many sports.
  4. Increased metabolism, even during resting time.
  5. Improved posture; by standing straight you will have less back pain.
  6. Fewer injuries throughout your whole body.
  7. Strong abs before pregnancy will mean getting back into shape faster after the birth.
  8. Fewer health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and high blood pressure.

Note: Remember exercise alone will not always give you the weight loss and body image you desire. Healthy eating of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and good meats will put you on the path to a flatter stomach.

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