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Fast Belly Blast: Crunch-Free Ab Exercises

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

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Side-Bend Shoulder Press

What you'll need: a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell

Targets: Shoulders, abs, and obliques

-- Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, dumbbell in right hand by side, and bring left hand to touch back of head, elbow bent out to side.

-- Hinge at waist to side bend to right, reaching dumbbell along outside of right leg toward knee. (Do not allow torso to tip forward.)

-- Return to upright posture, raising dumbbell to right shoulder and then pressing it overhead, palm facing left.

-- Lower dumbbell to shoulder; return to start.

-- Do 30 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.

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Weighted Twist

Targets: Abs, obliques, butt, and legs

-- Stand with feet wide apart in a semi-squat position, holding dumbbell in front of waist, one end in each hand, elbows bent by sides.

-- Keeping hips fairly squared and elbows glued to ribs, rotate torso to right, then left to complete 1 rep.

-- Do 3 sets of 30 reps.

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Knee Jack

Targets: Shoulders, abs, obliques, and legs

-- Holding dumbbell directly overhead, one end in each hand, stand with feet wide and staggered, left foot in front of right, left knee slightly bent.

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Split-Squat Curl

Targets: Abs, obliques, butt, and legs

-- Stand, holding one end of dumbbell in each hand.

-- Lunge forward with right leg, bending both knees 90 degrees; bending elbows at shoulder level in front of you, bring center of dumbbell in front of forehead.

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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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lovesduckie wrote:

Tiptoegsxr, you can do this exercise while seated in a chair. That should help you out.

6/13/2012 04:52:31 PM Report Abuse
tiptoegsxr wrote:

Since I ambulate with a cane, I cannot stand on one foot to "jack" the other foot!! Any other suggestions?

4/9/2012 04:36:33 PM Report Abuse
babeins wrote:

For rep info on those particular slides, you need to click on the 2nd picture below the large picture on the slide. Where it shows you how the move will end, it includes the reps and sets there.

4/9/2012 12:21:34 PM Report Abuse
car011962 wrote:

Her Video I use is excellent! For Extreme Abs! Love it!!

3/22/2011 10:39:12 AM Report Abuse
jjkson1 wrote:

On the previous slide there is a place to click so you can watch a demo of that exercise. It also goes through all the other exercises, which tells you how many reps...

3/21/2011 01:06:01 PM Report Abuse
satia621 wrote:

Some of the slides do not have a set/rep explanation. How many of each? Who knows? Are we supposed to guess or assume one, since none is given? It looks like a good exercise plan, otherwise, for those with good balance.

3/21/2011 11:10:02 AM Report Abuse

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