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Exercises for Flatter Abs

written by: Caramel • edited by: Cheryl Gabbert • updated: 6/29/2011

It has never been easier to do exercises for flatter abs than with the side kick, side ground crunch, and the rowing bicycle exercises in this article. Here's how to achieve flatter abs fast!

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    Overview

    Abdominal exercise focus on toning and strengthening the tendons, ligaments, and muscles located in the body’s midsection. These particular types of exercises have become increasingly popular in today’s culture. One important benefit to doing abdominal exercise is that they require little or no equipment to achieve great results. There is always information on exercises to get flatter abs. The following are anaerobic exercises, which mean they focus on working a specific muscle or set of muscles. A great workout regimen that would combined both anaerobic and aerobic exercises would be to alternate the two. An example of this would be; do aerobic workouts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and follow up with anaerobic workouts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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    Rowing Bicycle Exercise

    This great exercise targets the abdominal muscles and obliques and is great for strengthening and toning the core. With this workout, you will need no more than a towel and mat.

    How to Perform:

    • While lying on the back, lift the shoulders off the floor 45 degrees grab the towels with both hands and extend arms.
    • Next lift legs until they are parallel to the floor. Begin “peddling” each leg simultaneously. Start moving the upper body at the same time, side to side in a rowing motion.
    • Do 3 sets or 25.
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    Rowing Bicycle Exercise

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    Side Twist Crunch

    This exercise adds a “twist” to the regular side crunch. This is a great for the internal and external oblique muscles

    How to Perform:

    • While lying on the back, turn the knees to the right position on the floor.
    • As you breathe out, lift your shoulder blade off the floor while simultaneously lifting your knees as you twist your waist.
    • Do 8-15 repetitions, switch sides, and complete three sets per side.

    That is it! It has a few steps but it really is a great way to trim the waistline and love handles.

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    Side Twist Crunch

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    Side Kick Ground Exercise

    This exercise combines both isotonic (movement) and isometric (stabilization) into one powerful exercise the works the buttocks, legs, and arms.

    How to Perform:

    • Kneel sideways on your exercise mat on your left side lean until the upper body is parallel to the ground. Next prop your upper body up putting the left arm flat on the mat.
    • Lift your body up by placing your weight on the corner of the left leg.
    • Extend the right leg out with your right foot vertical to your leg; hold a few seconds then lower your body and leg.
    • Repeat this move 10 times then switch to the other side.

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    Side Kick Ground Exercise

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