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 Post subject: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:23 pm 

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any advice on the best way to get a good ab workout?? one that will actually make your abs a little sore the next day?


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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:07 pm 

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Nothing in Wii Fit will do it for you. Pretty much doing crunches, crunches and more crunches works.


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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:14 pm 

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Yeah crunches are the best thing, but in the Wii Fit Plus you can do Jack knifes and I can definately feel my abs working after about 30 of those babies. The key to that excersize is doing them the right way, also when I do crunches I also turn side to side to work my obliques.


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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:17 am 
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I would actually suggest doing yoga.

Most people's perception of yoga is pretty far from reality, it's all about muscle, and control, not about going "ommm" and deep breathing. You have to have pretty good abdominal muscle control to do a shoulder stand (although don't start with that, build up to it).

The strongest, fittest, and most well toned person I've ever known was my old yoga instructor, the guy made most gymnasts look positively flabby :)

It will build many of the smaller abdominal muscles all the way round your body, while improving your back and posture. When I do yoga on a regular basis I swear I walk about an inch taller :)

If you are just after a six-pack then you might as well just do lots of situps, but if you want a more toned look all-over then yoga is one way to get it.

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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:06 pm 

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thanks guys...I am not about the six pack...I am a 47 yr old woman and those days are far gone!! :D ..I plan to focus just on strength and yoga exercises tonight...(however, I am obsessed with both the cycling and running on the island)..I ran 3 miles last night before I knew it!! then jumped on the bike for the 13 flag edition..(I still cant find the 22 flag, but dont want the spoilers!)


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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:30 am 

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Good for you; do it without the spoilers. It's not too bad with the flags, but when you get to the Free Ride level, the balloons are in hard to find places. I'd try it for some time before reading the spoilers, but you might get a bit frustrated. The spoilers are there if you have to give it up. :D

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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:03 am 

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plank-bridge-jackknife repeat 10 times each in one routine. will do the trick


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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:50 pm 

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Hula Hoop! Great for Abs! and for those love handles!

Love the jack knife and the bridge too...but the Yoga stretches are very helpful!

Coming from a 42 year old woman.


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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:51 pm 

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Jack-knives--I'll swear by them. They give you a better rounded workout than just crunches, because you're working upper and lower abs. I've found though that the best way to get a good workout with that exercise is to always push yourself. They can burn, but I've found time and again that I actually have a lot more jackknives in me than I feel like I do.


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 Post subject: Re: best ab workout?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:37 pm 

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New to this... what do yall mean by "jack-knives"? Thanks!


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