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Athletic Training

Crunches

04/09/2009

Question:

Is it okay to do crunches and other ab exercises daily for better results or should they only be done every other day?

Answer:

Muscles need time for recovery after a workout. Since activity (such as strength exercises) breaks down the muscle tissue, waiting for 24 hours after performing abdominal exercises is generally recommended before stressing the area again.

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Response by:

Angela Justina Beisner, MA, AC Angela Justina Beisner, MA, AC
Athletic Trainer
Department of Athletics Instructor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University