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8/29/18 8:30 P

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As stated, there is a plethora of both articles and videos online. Try searching both Bowflex and dumbbells and you'll find a bunch. The key is to also search for exercises you *shouldn't* do and avoid those. I'm seventy-one and do whatever seems safe, but I start light and slow and build very slowly. Once I get to a point where a move is no longer challenging or just boring, replace it. I only do fifteen minutes of resistance daily for muscle tone and retention, so I try to make it count with circuits non-stop. The rest of my time I spend mostly on walking or walking machines and videos depending on the weather. You said it yourself... I ain't twenty no mo' and an injury isn't something I pop right back from these days. My goal is to improve me, not break me. Good luck with it!

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8/29/18 7:58 P

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Excellent information from all here....thanks

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8/29/18 6:09 P

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Thanks! Most of those look like pretty expert moves to me. I am 56 years old and not 20 anymore! lol But a few of them I could try. Any moves with dumbbells? Or I have a classic Bowflex (bands machine)?

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8/29/18 1:21 P

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Coach has given you a bunch of moves to start on and the internet is just full of more. You've got the right idea. Keep changing your routine. Move in a new one and drop an old one. Don't let your body get too familiar with any particular routine and you'll always be working the whole core as opposed to locking in on one group and ignoring others. Most important is sticking with it. Good luck!

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8/27/18 11:48 A

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Core exercises will help strengthen your midsection, but you're correct that you can't target fat loss to that specific area. I agree that situps and crunches aren't the most effective exercises, mostly because they don't work your abs in the way you actually use them in everyday life. This link gives a number of challenge core exercises if you're looking for variety (and you can ignore the crunches if you'd like):

greatist.com/move/best-bodyweight-exercise
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8/27/18 11:04 A

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Hi all! I am looking for some "good" core exercises that I can use to work on my midsection lol. I have read that you can do all the crunches you want and it won't really help your core. I have also read that doing sit ups is bad for your back. (Can't remember exactly where I read them). So, what CAN I do that will really work to strengthen my core? I do Planks, Modified Bridges, Modified Planks, and Pendulums. I am looking for another exercise though to vary my ST.

Thanks!

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