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Fitness

The Flat-Abs Formula

We got top trainers to share their best belly-tightening moves. Add any one of their 3- to 12-minute combos to your routine, or stack 'em all for the ultimate waist-cinching session.
Woman holding exercise ball, flat abs Formula: Abs Three Ways

Moves provided by Michele Olson, PhD, professor of exercise science at Auburn University at Montgomery and creator of the Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs DVD.

Do three-move mini circuits: Match a faceup ab exercise (your fave, whether it's bicycles or the Teaser -- we know you have one) with either a facedown or side-lying move (like the Loaded Hip Dip) and a standing one (try the Upright Supercrunch).

Upright Supercrunch
Targets lats, abs, and obliques

Bonus: This exercise works your lats (sides of back) 27 percent more than crunches.

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