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Advanced Exercises1. Seated Crunch
Sit with legs together, knees bent, abs engaged. Place hands behind butt, fingers pointed toward body. Press into palms, lean back, and extend legs. Bend knees; twist legs to left and bring them into chest as you crunch upper body in. Lean back and return to center, legs extended. Repeat to right. Do 20 reps, alternating sides.2. Standing Twist
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, holding water bottle with both hands in front of you. Slowly lift left leg, balancing on right foot. Engage abs and twist upper body to the left, back through center, then to right. Repeat full rotation for 15 reps. Lower leg; switch sides and repeat.3. Bent Knee Roll-Up
Lie faceup with knees bent, feet hip-width apart on floor. Hold water bottle in both hands with arms extended behind head. Lift bottle 6 inches. Slowly peel upper body off mat, keeping arms extended, knees bent and feet planted. Come to a seated position with a straight back. Roll down. Do 10 reps.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July 2007.
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