Amazing Abs (Sep 2010)

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Exercise 2
Exercise 2
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Exercise 3
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Exercise 4
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Exercise 1

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Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head.

Tip: Align your hips, knees and feet in parallel.

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Curve your upper body off the floor.
 
Tip: Don’t use your hands to lift your head.

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Maintaining the curve, lift your right knee toward your chest, then return it to the floor. Repeat with the left leg.

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Slowly lower head to the floor. Repeat eight times.

Tip: Exhale as you curve up and inhale as you release.

Exercise 2

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Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Extend both arms toward the ceiling, palms facing in.

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While bringing your right arm overhead, straighten your left leg by sliding your pointed foot forward. When your leg is straight, flex your foot.

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Slowly switch arms and legs while maintaining a stable torso. Repeat eight times.

Exercise 3

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Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Extend your arms at a 90-degree angle to your chest, bend them at the elbows and grasp your forearms.

Tip: Keep your arms in positiion throughout the movement.

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Curve your upper body off the floor.

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Twist your upper body to the right while twisting your knees to the left.

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Return to center.

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Twist your upper body to the left while twisting your knees to the right.
 
Tip: Keep your waist on the floor while you twist.

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Return to center.

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Roll down to the floor. Repeat the series eight times.

Exercise 4

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Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Extend your arms toward the ceiling.

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Curve your upper body off the floor, keeping your arms extended.

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Keeping legs bent, raise them off the ground so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor.

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Lower your left arm and left leg while pulling your right arm and right leg toward your head.
 
Tip: Concentrate on keeping your hips on the floor.

Exercise 4

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Switch arms and legs and continue slowly moving them back and forth for several breaths.

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