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You Asked: How Do I Tone My Lower Abs?


SparkPeople member BUTTERFLIY recently asked a very common fitness question: "I have a lot of weight under my belly button! How and what can I do to work the lower part of my belly?"

This is a very common complaint for women. We naturally hold a little bit of extra fat on our lower bellies—it's a lot more common (and normal) than you might think. But at the same time, we see so many (albeit unrealistic) images of flat and toned abs on women—and we think there's something wrong with us for not looking the same way. Body image issues aside, there is a two-part answer to this question that might actually surprise you...
Posted 11/14/2008  10:01:26 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 68 comments   30,711 views
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You Asked: Can You Train Your Abs Every Day?


Who doesn't want six pack abs? Well REIGNWATER recently asked a great fitness question related to these muscles: "Does Pilates count as ab work? How often can it be done?"

Want to hear what I had to say?
Posted 9/5/2008  4:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 50 comments   43,697 views
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Confession: I Don't Have a Six Pack


Last week, I was leading a group of my SparkPeople co-workers through a 10-minute core workout. Since I teach fitness classes (including Pilates) regularly, most of the exercises we do as a group are pretty easy for me since I’m used to doing them (and usually for much longer than 10 minutes).

The next day my co-worker Rachel, after telling me how she was sore from some of the moves, said, “Your core is so strong! I can’t believe you don’t have a 6 pack!”
Want to hear my reply?

Posted 8/15/2008  6:00:14 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 201 comments   19,346 views
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