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The 6-Week Ultimate Ab Workout: Getting Started Guide

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You're only 6 weeks away from better abs. Trade in your usual set of sit-ups for the proven belly flatteners in our 6-Week Ultimate Ab Workout plan, and we promise you the middle-whittling breakthrough you've been crunching for all this time.

Sayonara, Sit-Ups!

You've probably already figured out that dutifully doing those 50 nightly crunches doesn't cinch inches. That's because your midsection is made up of more muscles than meet the mirror, says FITNESS magazine consultant Michele Olson, PhD, professor of exercise science at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sit-ups can strengthen the front muscle (aka the rectus abdominus), explains Olson, but they don't work all the way around your core to slim your sides (obliques), lower back (erector spinae), or the inner muscle that encircles your midsection like a corset (transverse abdominus). It's this 360-degree assault that is actually going to bring your belly in an inch or two and ultimately change the appearance of your abs. It's time to relearn how to exercise your abs!

How the Ultimate Ab Workout Plan Works: 6 Weeks to Better Abs

We put together six weeks of ab workouts using ultra-effective exercises -- just four moves per workout -- that will give your middle the 360 degrees of TLC it needs to actually shrink a size. With our Ultimate Ab Workout plan, you'll learn how to target all of your problem areas -- from the pouch below your belly button to the dreaded "muffin top." And the best part? We're giving you a day off in between each mini-workout -- so you're actually doing FEWER sessions to get those amazing results!

We've provided weekly workout instructions and videos. Post on our message boards to tell us how you did each week and to find extra support and motivation from your fellow recovering crunch addicts! We'll be there with you every step of the way to help you learn the right way to beat belly bulge and keep it from coming back.

Ready to get the abs you've always dreamed about? Let's get started!

Your Weekly Workouts
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Originally published on, June 2008.


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cacriddle wrote:

How many times a week? I'm going to start with 3.

8/9/2012 03:12:33 PM Report Abuse
arhay1978 wrote:

I am so excited to start this workout! Thank you for putting it online!

3/21/2012 02:33:30 PM Report Abuse
sam.gordon357 wrote:

how many times a week do you do the workout?

2/28/2012 07:45:11 PM Report Abuse
jaquelane.schwind wrote:

Thanks, I am impressed. Great workout and for free. There are NO bugs here.

3/21/2011 08:12:53 PM Report Abuse
ogle_lauren wrote:

the video and printable instructions are very different. the ballet crunch is not even in the video one unless you watch it all the way through. their are a lot of bugs here, please fix them!

9/20/2010 06:39:33 PM Report Abuse

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