Are you experiencing any neck discomfort with your crunches?
Are you experiencing any neck discomfort with your crunches?A faulty movement pattern with crunches and other core work can lead to neck discomfort, headaches and/or postural imbalances. A quick fix of how you position your neck and tongue can make a world of difference to your core form. In these, quarantined times, the continuation of your commitment to fitness at home has been truly amazing.Performing abdominal exercises (especially crunches) is preferred on a stability ball, but not all of us have access to this type of equipment when not in the gym. We tend to coach most of our core work from the ground (which is perfectly acceptable) but I wanted to offer a few pointers to ensure you are gaining the most from your effort.We have neck muscles (cervical flexors) that help stabilize the head during abdominal exercises. Improper form can lead to deactivating crucial stabilization muscles and over work others READ MORE