No Crunches Needed: 3 Fresh Core-Strengthening Poses

Kathryn Boland
woman doing yoga, chakravakasana (bird-dog pose) for core strengthening instead of crunches

When one envisions “core work,” it's safe to say that the first image to pop into his or her mind are “crunches.” This is the classic core-conditioning exercise done lying on the back, knees bent, hands behind the head, and (ideally) the chin rising, and the elbows held wide.

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