What core exercises can I do if I hate crunches and sit-ups?

Core exercises are much more than crunches and sit-ups. A few of the NASM favorite core exercises are the prone iso-abs (or planks), side iso-abs (side plank), dying bug exercises, ball bridges, and marching. These exercise target the entire core and when performed properly will enhance your overall function and strength output when doing other exercises such as squats.

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