Busting out hundreds of sit-ups each day isn’t fun, and it won’t work your core in the same way a mix of different abs exercises can. Geoff Neupert, CSCS and author of Six Pack Abs 365, recommends these five crunch-free exercises that will not only give you washboard abs, but will also make you feel more flexible, mobile, and agile during all your other workouts. "Athletes need their abs to work without them having to think about making them work," Neuper says. Here are four stomach-toning moves beyond the basic crunch.
You don’t have to do a million sit-ups for six-pack abs. We’re giving you the best muscle-defining moves for a stronger core, without the crunch.