Fed up with my abominable abdominals, I turned to lab docs for help in separating fact from flab. Here's what to know to lose the excuses — and the crunches.
Want to rid yourself of belly flab and get bikini-ready abs once and for all? Try these abs exercises and get the sexy stomach you've been dreaming about, no matter what your fitness level.
We squatted, thrusted, and crunched, crunched, crunched to bring you the best abdominal-toning exercises on FitnessMagazine.com.
Looking for a fast way to snap into shape? Get a flat stomach without resorting to boring sit-ups with this ab workout. And get firmer arms, butt, and thighs while you're at it too!
These five awesome variations will take your plank routine (and abs, butt, and arms!) to the next level.
Research from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse shows that the crunch activates the rectus abdominis and external obliques better than any other common core exercise.
If you've ever looked at a trainer and thought, "I. Want. Those. Abs.," then these are the moves for you.
Reverse crunches can be the best thing that ever happened to your abs, or, if you don't do them right, a complete waste of time.
We asked Shaun T, creator of INSANITY and celebrity fitness trainer at DietBet, to put together the ultimate intense ab workout that targets every major ab muscle, so you can carve your core from ever
Not down with the latest waist-training trend? Yeah, us either. Skip the too-tight (not to mention uber unhealthy) corsets for these exercises.
Spent more time comfort eating than core carving this winter? No fear. We teamed up with SHAPE and Kira Stokes, creator of The Stoked Method, to bring you the Ultimate Plank Challenge.
Ever talked yourself through a killer ab set by imagining a six-pack at the finish? No shame—but there are more benefits that come with having a rock-solid core than meet the eye.
You don't go to the gym wanting to waste your time or throw out your back. But if you're cranking out these ab exercises, that could be exactly what you're risking.
Slaving away at the gym but still haven't achieved the strong, sexy core you're striving for?
Dread crunches and planks? There are other ways to carve your core, according to FITNESS advisory board member Michele S. Olson, PhD, professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery.
Check it—these compound moves will get you sexy arms faster than those old one-spot-at-a-time sets.
Even on your laziest, most blah days, there's no excuse not to get in a mini-sweat. Try these easy exercises the next time you're just not feeling your usual routine.
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