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Fitness

Fast Belly Blast: Crunch-Free Ab Exercises

Ab flatteners that cinch and sculpt -- no crunches required.
Curtsy Punch Curtsy Punch

Targets: Shoulders, arms, abs, obliques, butt, and legs

-- Holding dumbbell close to chest, one end in each hand, stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent.

-- Cross left leg behind right so left foot touches floor by outside of right heel and do a slight curtsy as you rotate torso to right, extending arms forward at shoulder level.

-- Return to start.

-- Do 15 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2011.

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