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Driving And Doing Abdominal Exercises (at The Same Time)


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When I'm at a red light, I will hold in (contract) my abdominal muscles while breathing normally. After several lights, you really feel like you got in mini-ab work-out. I live 30 minutes from work, so that's a lot of crunching!

No equipment needed, well, maybe just your tummy! emoticon
- Submitted by PUNZIE73 11/17/2010 in Exercise | 24 Comments
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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/20/2010 4:26:00 PM

    I'm going to try this - also while computing and watching TV. I'll put up a sign that says "crunch" to remind me. emoticon
BOBINVA 2/23/2012 6:44:00 AM

    Try kegels too.
MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/23/2012 5:43:00 PM

    I do this , kegels and leg exercises while driving, especially on the highway where my cruise control is on. This is awesome! Then, when I get to work, I can do 12-14 wall push ups in the elevator going up and again going down, every time I use the elevator. A little extra exercise every day can't hurt! Thanks for posting! emoticon
LYNCHD05 2/23/2012 4:46:00 PM

    Great idea! i also do this when I am walking. Our mailboxes are spaced out and grouped together. When I reach the first one I hold in my abs and keep then in until the next one, then let go. This gives me an ab workout along with my walk.
ROTTLADY 2/23/2012 2:06:00 PM

    don't forget to throw in some kegel exercise and butt crunches
FITWITHIN 2/23/2012 8:52:00 AM

    I do this because it's a part of my belly dancing warm up. I do fast contracting of my abdominal muscles and slow. I just love working the abs.
MAMAW6 2/23/2012 8:21:00 AM

    Oxycise has a whole workout that can be done while driving. Check out
CINDYBEL 2/28/2012 9:39:00 AM

    I'll have to try this. emoticon
DENISEFULLER 2/25/2012 1:22:00 AM

    Does it work?
LSIG14 2/24/2012 8:39:00 AM

    Great tip!
CMCAMARRA 2/23/2012 8:45:00 PM

    I'll have to try that tomorrow on my way to work!
LTMURPHY7 2/23/2012 4:23:00 PM


Thanks--good ideas
LAINYC 2/23/2012 2:53:00 PM

MOMSUE1 2/23/2012 2:08:00 PM

    What a great idea!! I spend about 3-4 hours per day driving stopping at lights and homes for inspections. I can do this great idea each and every time I stop too!! Thanks!!!
TAYGRL 2/23/2012 12:42:00 PM

    it DOES work!!! after a month, you will find you have flatter tummy. emoticon
YICHE12 2/23/2012 11:52:00 AM

    This is a very good idea to do just about anywhere! Fantastic.
WENDENANNIE 2/23/2012 11:40:00 AM

    Terrific idea!!!
EARTH420 2/23/2012 11:05:00 AM

    Great idea ... not many ways to get active while commuting and you found a way to make it worthwhile!!
LVMAMAW 2/23/2012 10:20:00 AM

    Good Idea!! emoticon
AIRLINN 2/23/2012 8:11:00 AM

    What a neat idea! I'll give it a try while driving to school today. :)
JLPARKHURST 2/23/2012 7:09:00 AM

    Great Idea. I am constantly driving so this will come in handy!
KMICHA 2/23/2012 5:32:00 AM

    I like this too! I'll have to give it a try.
LIZAPO 2/23/2012 5:24:00 AM

    Will try it while driving today. Thanks
LALELIS 11/17/2010 9:52:00 AM

    Great idea!

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