No Crunches Please: A 3 Phase Core Workout


You can get a great core workout without ever doing a sit-up or crunch. Many people hate crunches and even more find that they aggravate their lower back or neck. Follow along as I take you through a full-body workout with a heavy core emphasis.




I’ve crafted this 3-phase workout around movements and positions that demand strong core engagement. You will need to stabilize through uneven loading and unilateral movements. This places a heavy demand on your core. Follow along for a quick, full-body workout that you can do from anywhere that is sure to get your core working.


Equipment Needed:

  • Floor space – enough to bear crawl, if not march in place
  • Double KB – for front rack, press, row


Time Needed: 25 – 30 min depending on rest and warm up