Subscribe to me on YouTube

Abs Exercise for Older Adults: No Head or Neck Strain with this No-Crunch Move

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA


Work your abs without lifting your head or straining your neck.

You’ll love “The Bug” ab exercise whether you’re a baby boomer, older adult, person with neck or head soreness, or simply someone who wants a great option to strengthen your abdominals without rounding forward into spinal flexion. And if you are wondering why you should care about rounding into spinal flexion, read our recent post that has abs training tips for older adults. All will be revealed. Click this <—– link and you’ll see the guy who has the abs (and chest) that Alexandra has admired since the 70s.

Ab Move to Protect Neck & Spine

The Boomer Bug Beats A Crummy Crunch Any Day

This core move is simple to do well, and very effective. The hardest part is remembering to keep your head on the floor or mat. And to bend your knees slightly. And to compress. Speaking of mats, what do you think of our nubbly, no slip beauty? We got it from Stillmotion yoga mats.





Need professional, motivating speakers? Call us at (805) 403-4338 or email

Head over (with no neck strain) to our YouTube channel to see short videos that will improve your fitness with maximal impact yet minimal joint issues! Have you subscribed yet to our blog? Please follow us on google+Alexandra and +Kymberly, on Twitter: AlexandraFunFit and KymberlyFunFit and Instagram: KymberlyFunFit and AlexandraFunFit. 

About Fun and Fit

Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

, , , , , , , ,

7 Responses to Abs Exercise for Older Adults: No Head or Neck Strain with this No-Crunch Move

  1. TriGirl July 13, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    I’m going to be such a good ‘older’ adult, since this abs exercise is perfect for me…and it’s hard.
    TriGirl recently posted..Swimming is Easy When You Don’t BreatheMy Profile

  2. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta July 13, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    People sometimes mistake “better for your back and neck” as “easier.” Not true. Great exercise.!
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Food for Fitness Friday: Vegan Recipe & a Fast and Furious WorkoutMy Profile

  3. Jody - Fit at 55 July 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I don’t have issues BUT I still want to try this – the focus is needed too – very cool – thank you!!!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Healthy Eating on the Go -GoStak GIVEAWAY!My Profile

  4. Pamela Hernandez July 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I love dead bugs! Crunches do not make appearances very often in my programs. :)
    Pamela Hernandez recently posted..30 Days to Change a HabitMy Profile

  5. Shailender July 14, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    Really simple and easy to do exercise for abs, I think everyone would love to try out this exercise.
    Shailender recently posted..Make Up Tips For Your Wedding DayMy Profile

  6. cherylann July 19, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    I do forearm stands, headstands, and one arm side planks in tree pose for my abs. I am almost 60. Dead bugs don’t do a thing for me. P.S. I can’t see your abs!


  1. Easy Abs Exercise with No Head or Neck Strain | Diagonal Reverse Obliques | Fun and Fit: Baby Boomer Active Aging Advice from Fitness Experts - February 22, 2015

    […] its name and is great for the obliques and transversus. Similar to the exercise we shared for the rectus abdominis, this one is easy to do correctly while avoiding neck or head strain. Our colleague Shari […]

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge