What's better for the mid section. Crunches or planks? I've read that planks are better. I get a little neck pain from too many crunches.
Probably whatever one that doesn't hurt and you keep doing. I like bicycle crunches, but lately I've found that it helps to keep working in new core exercises so I dont get bored and unmotivated. Some of them i hate and won't do again but my core sessions are more interesting now.
There may be one single supreme best core exercise, but it doesn't work if we don't do it, right? If we decide to do that one perfect exercise everyday but then get bored out of our minds and start making excuses to skip it, then wouldn't an "inferior" exercise that we actually do be better than a "superior" one we don't do?
That's kind of my philosophy on exercise in general. The best exercise is the one you do.
Thanks Patrick. I prefer planks. To me they provide better results.