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Postby andrew » Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:39 am

hey people just wondering, whats the best way to work ur abs n etc.. ive lost 10 kg, its just a matter of working the stomach.. got a dietitan and has helped.. if anyone can help with stomach works outs and etc.. please reply or email me thanks alot :D
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Postby Dolly » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:22 am

HI Andrew, wow, congrats on losing that whopping 10 kg.
Here are a couple of ab exercises that you might like to try.
One of my sons (the fit one) hooks his feet under our lounge chair to help keep his feet on the floor whilst he does his daily 30 ab crunches.

Lying Bent Knee Leg Lift
Starting Position:
Lie on your back with your feet on the floor and knees slightly bent.
Place your hands under your head for comfort, not support.

Movement:
Contracting your lower abdominal muscles, draw your knees toward your chest until they form a 90 degree angle with the floor.
Slowly return to the starting position stopping just short of the feet touching the floor.

Key Points:
Exhale while lifting your legs.
Inhale while returning to the starting position.
Your back should remain comfortably against the floor during the entire motion.
Avoid this exercise if you have any back conditions.
Eliminate this exercise if you experience any discomfort.


Ab Crunch
Starting Position:
Lie on a mat on your back.
Make sure that your lower back is relaxed against the mat during this exercise.
Bend your knees until your legs are at a 45 degree angle.
Keep both feet on the floor.
Place both hands behind your head.

Movement:
Contracting the upper abs, raise your head and upper torso off the floor until your shoulders are slightly lifted.
Slowly return to the starting position stopping just short of your head touching the floor.

Key Points:
Exhale as you contract the abs.
Inhale while returning to the starting position.
Keep your eyes focused on the ceiling to avoid pulling with your neck.
Your hands should not be used to lift the head or assist in the movement.
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Postby Dolly » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:35 am

I just found this great site that gives an intense Ab workout.
click here http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/train ... orkout.htm
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