Roll Away Flab for Great Abs

Washboard Without Wear Crunches shorten the rectus abdominus and depress the manubrium of the sternum resulting in a “dropped front panel”–essentially a position of exhalation. In order to maintain respiratory mechanics, the body juts the head forward and fragile neck muscles end up paying the price first. Then the eyes (which must remain level with the horizon) become strained, the mouth drops open, and the entire kinetic chain...

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Bicycle Your Way to Great Abs

Bicycle Your Way to Great Abs My top ab exercise is a bicycle crunch done with legs in a table top position: Lying on your back, position knees directly above your hips (table top position). Hands behind your head, elbows open lift your shoulder blades off the mat, this is start position. Lift and twist right shoulder towards left hip at the same time extending your right leg, the left leg remains at table top position. Return back to...

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Get In the Boat for Great Abs

The Yoga “Boat Pose” is a strong ab builder. Our guest blogger, who will walk us through this pose is Jane Ribinskas who is giving away a training package in our Swimsuit Ready Challenge. Follow along with Jane who tells and shows us how to do this sequence: Great Abs Sequence in Sanskrit “Navasana” or The Boat Pose 1. Start with the legs crossed and palms a little bit in front shoulder width apart on the mat. Exhale...

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Leg Lift Variations for Great Abs

Before you head out for the weekend… time for one more ab-blasting exercise. And this one is going to earn you a break for the weekend! In the interest of full disclosure – we got pics of Rach doing the two advanced versions, and though we thought she did well – we’ll agree that the pictures were less than “pretty” – so we let her off the hook and didn’t put the photos up. Kick Your Ab...

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Get On the Ball for Great Abs

Worried about muffin top or bulging over the sides of your bathing suit this summer? Time to grab a ball and get crunching! Side Sit-Ups on the Ball Lie sideways on a stability ball with your feet supported against the base of a wall. Only your hip should be resting on the ball, not your ribcage. Keep your knees and inner thighs squeezed together, with the bottom leg straight and the top leg bent (the top leg will be behind the bottom...

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