Crunches are one of the most popular exercises among those who exercise on a regular basis in order to get a flat stomach and toned midsection. But, it turns out that their time is slowly passing by and they are becoming a thing of the past. Crunches target the muscles located in the midsection. Transverse abdominals, the deeper muscles, require a variety of exercises for an intense core workout.
These muscles run horizontally from the spine to the front, across the abdominals. They are involved in all body movements, provide stability for the spine, and are activated only with the help of full body exercises. The workout below targets these deep muscles to both strengthen and tone the midsection from the deepest muscles outward. You can either add one of two of these exercises into your regimen, or complete the entire workout. It is up to you!