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Core Connections with Erica Ziel


Mar 21, 2024

Harsh reality: Crunches are doing more harm than good.

 

That's not what you're used to hearing, is it?

 

But the good news is that there's a better way to strengthen your core. (Just like anything else with movement, eh?)

 

And because I truly (TRULY!) care about you and your well-being, I’m sharing all of the reasons why you should stop doing crunches.

 

Grab your coffee, it's about to get real...

 

Because, in this episode, you’ll learn why traditional crunches can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction, back pain, neck pain, hip pain, and an imbalanced core and how to adopt a more effective approach to core training that promotes optimal function and overall health.

 

Click play to hear all this and...

 

[02:23] Why I don't like traditional crunches.

 

[05:17] Explaining all that is included in your core.

 

[06:14] The impact that a tucked pelvis can have on your core function.

 

[08:27] Addressing what is causing low back pain.

 

[09:13] Why the crunching movement leads to aches, pains, and dysfunction.

 

[10:14] How I teach functional flexion for your daily life.

 

[11:41] The problem with static planks.

 

[12:37] Breaking down the fundamentals of core training.

 

For full show notes, visit: https://www.ericaziel.com/blog/310