crunches vs sit-ups

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crunches vs sit-ups

Postby johnbench110 » Jul 02, 2012 09:15

Hello Mr. Kurz,

since sit-ups and deadlifts should not be done in the same workout I prefer to do crunches.
Now i am wondering how many crunches equal 500 sit-ups?
Could you please post a link to a safe and useful neck bridge routine for MA?

Thank you for your answer.
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Re: crunches vs sit-ups

Postby Thomas Kurz » Jul 06, 2012 18:58

johnbench110 wrote:Now i am wondering how many crunches equal 500 sit-ups?


I don't know. I do sit-ups to get what sit-ups deliver and I do crunches to get what crunches deliver. You do enough of either when you get what you want--adequate abdomen bracing for back work, ability to take punches to the abs, and so on.

johnbench110 wrote:Could you please post a link to a safe and useful neck bridge routine for MA?


I have such routine recorded and I will post it some day. For now this should do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNaD9USRzW4

Matt Furey doesn't say it on the above video, but in this back bridge you should feel very little stretch in your lower back, and little stress in the neck, even when putting your nose on the mat. Generally in the back bridge the most stretching should be felt in the thoracic spine.
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