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This is an article I have been meaning to write for a while after a twitter conversation regarding Gary Player’s fitness philosophies and in particular the emphasis he places on the importance of a strong core and the use of 1000’s of sit-ups and crunches to achieve this.

I love the emphasis on fitness Gary has brought to the game, and his general philosophy of lifting heavy, getting flexible, using plenty of bodyweight movements, etc but I am NOT a fan of crunches and sit-ups at all, let alone for high reps, and today I will delve deeper (well deeper than I can in 140 characters on twitter anyway) into the reasons why I never feature crunches and sit-ups in my programs, and why if you have them in yours you should take them out sooner rather than later.

Reason #1: Crunches only work the rectus abdominus muscles, not the…

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