My chiropractor just gave me an awesome workout for ab muscles that I'd never have thought to try: she told me to set the treadmill to about a 15% incline, get on it facing "the wrong way" (ie, not towards the control panel), and start it moving at a slow speed, increasing gradually, and walk uphill BACKWARDS. This works abs and front-of-body stability muscles. It is SO FUN and really amusing to do while everyone else is using their treadmills the conventional way!
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I don't have (but want!) a treadmill, so I have to get creative. Instead of walking on a treadmill while watching tv, I will sometimes walk back and forth across my living room- walking forward one way and backwards the other way to use some extra muscles.
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