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Sexy Abs Without Crunches!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bathing suit season is a bit far off, which means itís the perfect time to start developing the flat, sexy tummy you swear youíll work on every year. Even if you loathe crunches, youíll love the following easy, no-equipment moves. Work a few of these moves into your exercise routine three times a week (easing them in minimizes soreness), and then after two weeks, do them all together in one session. Then donít be surprised if you find yourself surfing the web for bikinis, preparing to reveal your sleek new abs surfside.


Plank pose
Balance on toes and forearms (or palms) for up to a minute, pulling belly button to spine and keeping back straight.

Standing bicycle
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands clasped behind head and elbows pointed out to sides. Straighten left leg as you lift right leg, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor. Keeping knee lifted and steady, twist torso toward right. Return to start. Repeat on other side for one rep. Do 10 reps.

Side winder
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands clasped behind head and elbows pointed out to sides. Lift right leg to side, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor. Keeping knee lifted, bend torso to right side, bringing elbow and knee toward each other. Do 10 reps; switch sides; repeat.

Seesaw
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands on hips. Lift right leg, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor with foot flexed. Straighten right leg, pressing heel toward floor, as you lean torso backward. Return to knee lift position and repeat five times. Switch sides and repeat.

Forward bend
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, arms overhead with palms facing in. Lift right leg, knee bent, thigh parallel to floor. Keeping knee lifted and arms raised, bring torso and knee toward each other as close as you can. Return to start; switch sides and repeat for one rep. Do 10 reps.

By Lucy Danziger, SELF Editor-in-Chief PS health.yahoo.com/experts
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SABOR_CHIC 4/9/2009 2:42PM

    OH, I'll def try them!! I need my flab to become fab!! jeje THX Adriana!!

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_FITNESS*DIVA_ 4/1/2009 8:28AM

    Love this blog...I am the queen of No Crunches! lol

I would def recommend Jackie Warner's One-on-One DVD, the AB section on there is SICK!!!

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MIZSNOOP08 3/25/2009 1:07AM

    Thaks for the inside info I try to do crunches everyday and for the most part have been but it only gets the two top packs. See I've got the baby plump in the lower part of my stomach and don't kow how I can get rid of it... Help if you can

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SABOR_CHIC 1/25/2009 9:31AM

    It's a pleasure ladies!! We can learn from one another :D Good luck to everyone!! We can do it! YES WE CAN!! emoticon emoticon



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BABY_GIRL69 1/22/2009 3:54PM

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KRISTIENA 1/22/2009 9:44AM

    Thank you for posting this. Im going to try some today

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NATRO_BEAUTY 1/19/2009 8:57PM

  Thank you for adding this I need some new IDEAS!!!

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