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Easy Ab Workout For The Prettier Sex

September 11, 2014

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Ever thought a woman with strong abs looks sexy? Sure, a more toned midsection can ease your bathing-suit anxiety. But it can also protect you from injury.

Research shows that a strong transversus abdominis—the muscle that wraps around the torso—stabilizes your back, which makes it easier to lift anything, whether it’s kids or grocery bags.

To work this tricky-to-target area, try these moves two times through, three times a week.

The Warm-Up

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor.
  • Inhale and tuck your chin to your chest.
  • Exhale and slowly curl just your head, neck, and shoulders off the floor as you lift your arms and reach toward your feet.
  • Pause and breathe in.
  • Slowly return to the starting position, breathing out as you go.
  • Repeat eight times.

The Roll Up

  • Lying on your back, stretch your arms and extend your legs so you form a straight line.
  • Inhale, bring your arms overhead, and begin to curl your upper body off the floor.
  • Exhale when halfway up and continue rolling forward to reach your toes.
  • Inhale and reverse the move, exhaling halfway down, to return to start.
  • Repeat 10 times.

The Leg Drop

  • Raise both legs toward the ceiling.
  • Breathe in and tighten your abs.
  • Exhale and slowly lower your legs until they’re about four inches above the floor.
  • Pause and breathe in.
  • Breathe out as you raise your legs to the starting position.
  • Repeat 10 times.

The Scissors

  • Raise both legs toward the ceiling.
  • Keeping them straight, lower your left leg until it’s about six inches off the floor.
  • Lift your head and shoulders off the floor and grasp the back of your right leg, gently pulling it toward you.
  • Switch legs and repeat on other side.
  • Quickly complete 10 reps without pausing.

As we mentioned above, do these four exercises three days per week. Previous results suggest that obvious progress can be seen in the first two weeks.

But don’t stop there! Keep on working out and your abs and back muscles will be thankfull!

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