Get 6-Pack Abs With Fewer Crunches

Cynthia Dermody

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Flickr photo by Anthony Citrano
So I lay on my bedroom floor doing a hundred crunches thinking more is more, when I read celebrity trainer David Kirsch's tweet about abs: 15 perfect crunches are better than 50 sloppy ones.

Which means I could be done with this and already watching The Office instead of contracting needlessly while growing more horrified at all the dust bunnies underneath my dresser.

Kirsch, who trains Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway, tells how to perfect your form at

  • Lie on a towel or mat with your knees at a 45-degree angle and feet flat.
  • Place hands at the back of your head with fingers locked and lower back flat against the floor. Imagine there’s a magnet in your belly button pulling you down.
  • Fixing eyes on the ceiling, lift from your shoulders—not your neck.
  • Exhale at the top of the movement and inhale on the way back down to the floor.

How's your form ... doing it right?

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