Today’s bonus content for DeniseAustin.com members is three moves for your abs – part of my Anti-Gravity exercises, courtesy of my Stop The Clock Fitness Plan section called “Amazing Abs!” These moves are super effective when it comes to really targeting your waistline. I do these moves almost every day, and you can, too! A strong core is important for posture and balance, so make sure you focus on keeping your midsection toned and tightened – you will appreciate the work you do now later in life, when you are standing tall, feeling great, and looking good, too!!
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This is a great toner for the upper and lower abdominal region. Also, this is a good way for building a tall spine and good posture. Lying on your back, lift your legs into the air, forming the letter L with your upper and lower body. Your arms will begin by your side. Then, with abdominal strength, lift up, reaching your hands to your feet. Make sure your legs stay still and your lower back is pressed into the floor to really isolate those ab muscles. Try 20 of these, or as many as you can do.
You’ll feel this working the rectus abdominis (the front part of your abs) and the obliques (the sides of your waistline). A super exercise to target your entire middle section! Begin on your back with both knees bent and arms overhead. Using the muscles in your torso, bring your left knee in toward your chest, at the same time reaching your right arm to your leg. Switch sides and repeat 20 times.
This move tightens and tones your oblique muscles to create waistline contour. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor and place your hands behind your head for support. Contract your abdominals and press the small of your back into the floor as you lift your head and shoulders about 6 inches from the floor. Twist slightly to the side, reaching your elbows to the outside of your right thigh. Hold and pulse (lift up and down slightly) for 5 to 10 seconds, trying to keep your shoulders off the floor. Relax and repeat to the other side for one more set. Do 2 sets of 8 to 12 reps on each side.
Here’s to flatter abs, better posture and feeling fit and fab!!!