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If You Want A Tight Tummy, Keep Your Tummy Tight!

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Whenever doing core exercises like crunches, plank position, or push-ups or any sort of cardio work out (e.g., kick boxing, zumba, etc.), I always make sure to engage my core. This means pulling your navel towards your spine and visualizing them touching. It strengthens those muscles and helps your midsection look flatter sooner.

If your stomach pokes out while you are working on your core, your muscles will begin to develop that outward pooch.

- Submitted by JUSTKLH 5/17/2011 in Exercise | 5 Comments
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CJOHNSTON2001 9/12/2012 11:04:00 AM

    I have the same problems,I had 2 back surgerys,so I realy have to work hard on the stomach,it does work tho,very good advice, emoticon emoticon
TERRIE1962 5/29/2011 12:17:00 AM

    Due to a lower back injury I have that exact problem...when I tighten my tummy and do crunches it pooches out. I know that is the wrong way, with other exercises I can seem to pull it in. I try to pull it in while on my walks as well.
MELLYBEANS0919 5/19/2011 12:37:00 AM

    Interesting indeed.
HELENA260 5/17/2011 8:48:00 PM

    Yes I have been told this often!!
RUTHDEN1 5/17/2011 4:29:00 PM

    So right, when we do zumba the instructor is always telling us to pull it in.

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