Get Your Summer Abs On – HER Fitness

Health & Fitness / Stories / July 21, 2015

The key to these exercises are that they are done slowly and controlled. Do 3 sets of each exercise, 15 to 20 reps at a time. For a more advanced workout, do 20 to 30 reps at a time.

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  1. Lie on back, knees bent, hands behind ears.
  2. Exhale and bring knees as close to your chest as possible.
  3. Bring feet slowly back to the floor, tap, then bring back up for a continuous motion.

ADVANCED: keep legs straight

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  1. Lie on back, cross left foot over right and bring knees to the floor.
  2. While exhaling, crunch forward as far as possible. Keep knees on floor the entire time.
  3. Repeat by turning to the other side and cross your right foot over the left.
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  1. Lie on side, elbow bent, arm facing forward. Grab your resting arm with the opposite hand.
  2. Lift hips off the floor. Spread feet apart to help balance if necessary.
  3. Hold as long as possible.

ADVANCED: hold body up using only your hand


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  1. Lie on back, knees slightly bent and hands at your sides.
  2. While exhaling, slide hands as far forward as possible until your lower back almost comes off the ground.
  3. Inhale while returning to starting position without resting your head.

Exercises provided by trainer Matt Chinn, owner of Downtown Fitness.

Alvin Leifeste

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