Of course you can. And you don’t need to spend a penny on equipment or programs to do it. If you have any understanding of the function of the abdominals or if you have good awareness of muscle activation.
Now the average client will need to be taught how, but it is not rocket science. I do teach fitness professionals a couple of CEC courses on the activation and stabilization of the core. This is important information for those in the industry who have not been exposed to these types of training methods. www.hawaiifitnessacademy.com
Sure, there are plenty of other exercises and actually I don’t like crunches at all.
In today’s work world the standard norm is a person slouched over a desk with rounded shoulders so I tend to stay away from that model as much as possible
Planks, standing trunk lateral flexion, v sits, trunk rotations are a few
Also being aware of posture will enhance abdominal strength and recognition.
Yes. I often get asked what is the best exercise to tone up my abs? I usually tell people there is no magical exercise. You need to eat a healthy diet, train your cardiovascular system on most days of the week and chose exercises that give you the most bang for your buck. Some of these exercises include push-ups, side planks, pull-ups and sprinting. Crunches just aren’t necessary if your train with high intensity exercises.
In b4 “tone” and “crunches”.
Also- Original Poster appears to be a Troll.
Falling into most peoples myth- massive amounts of crunches do little to “tone” abs.
“Tone” is not a word for the gym. It refers to increasing muscle and fat to a pleasing percentage.
Your answer is YES. Abs show from a body fat percentage, and can be apparent from someone who does no core work, and tries to eat well in the kitchen.
PS remove the advertisement please OP