“8000 mini-crunches!!! Yikes!!! I can only imagine what that would do… hospital visit maybe???”
Well I’ll tell you what it does. It awakens the stagnate muscles in your stomach. It makes your waist smaller. It will even make that 6-pack start to take shape. And… you know what’s even better? It’s easy.
“How could it be easy… I mean 8000 crunches? What’s easy about that?”
I said… mini-crunches. And what is a mini-crunch? Well it’s where you lay flat on your back in front of the TV. You draw your knees up so your feet rest flat on the floor. You put your hands behind your head and interlace your fingers to support your head… then you raise your head about 2 inches off the floor.
For a little more intensity… you place your hands on your chest and raise your head about 1 inch off the floor.
Personally… I do 10 with my hands on my chest… followed by 20 with my hands behind my head… then 10 more with hands on chest… and finally 10 more with hands behind head. That’s a set of 50. I am never raising my head more than 2 inches off the floor. At the end of 50 I stop and mark it on a sheet of paper in my notebook. You know, 4 little vertical lines with a diagonal line running through it – to indicate 5. Each line represents 10 repetitions. Then I just do 10 sets. (It totals 500 repetitions.)
Now, you may think this is difficult. But go slow and you don’t have to start out with 500. Start with 100. I think you will be surprised at how fast this really goes. And, the more times you do it, the easier it gets. I do 500 of these most every morning. I did 1000 for a while but that actually took too much time and got really boring. 500 does the trick and it only takes about 10 minutes including the rest between sets while you mark your progress in your notebook. I think the little rest is good. It breaks the monotony and keeps you fresh.
Now you might say… “This is too easy. It couldn’t be doing anything worthwhile.” Nay, nay, nay my friend… it’s working just fine. And the TV helps because you don’t feel like you are completely alone in a jail cell.
I ask the question in the beginning… “What do 8000 mini-crunches do?” The answer is, they start changing the way you look… for the better. And how long does it take to do 8000 mini-crunches? If you happen to do 500 a day it only takes 16 days… barely over 2 weeks. I actually do about 3 three days then skip a day. What’s the rush? It’s working even on days when you skip.
This is an excellent example of how small amounts of easy exercise make a huge difference in the way you look and feel.