Saturday morning was a sad day in the gym.

While I did a short, burst workout, dozens of well-meaning folks chasing New Year’s Resolutions wasted their time on cardio … and crunches.

You should never do these exercises.

That’s right.

You should NEVER do crunches again.

They are a waste of your precious time.

Shocking, I know, but let me ask you…

What have crunches ever done for you in the past?

Nothing, of course.

If you never, ever did another crunch down on the dirty floor again, do you think it would matter?

Of course not.

It’s such a useless exercise and a shame the exercise industry has promoted it.

Crunches do not give you the “core strength” that you need.

Kick those boring crunches to the curb.

Spend those precious minutes focusing on your nutrition instead.

Or doing interval training.

Or another round of basic strength exercises to get the body and performance you desire.

Crunch Free
Crunch-free since 1999

If you’re not sure what to do, try this short burst workout video to start

Or do a simple circuit of these exercises for 30 seconds each:

1) Bodyweight Squats
2) Pushups or Spiderman Pushups
3) Bodyweight Rows or Iron Cross Hold
4) Plank
5) Bird Dog
6) Side Plank (30 seconds per side)

Rest 1 minute at the end and repeat up to 2 more times.

That’s 100X’s better than crunches.

Be picky about the exercises you do.

Use your time wisely,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – It’s also okay to be selfish with who you spend your time with!

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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