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Ab Workout of the Day

Are you tired of using the same old machines and attending the same body conditioning classes at the Pratt Center? Maybe the idea of playing in the racquetball courts, the indoor jogging track and the total-body workouts seem tiring to you. There are other workouts that are just as fun and healthy to your body, that you can simply try in either your room or on the beautiful Great Lawn.

A painless lower abdominal workout is always useful and an easy way to burn calories at your own fitness level. It’s just as easy as it sounds. Simply lie on your back with your knees bent, making sure your feet remain flat on the floor. Pull your belly button towards your spine and have your pelvis roll towards your shoulders. If you want to spice things up a bit, try single knee raises. Lie on your back and bring one knee up at a time in towards your chess, remembering to keep your abs tight and locked.

Reverse crunches are just as similar. Have your back pressed into the floor and contract your lower abs in order to raise your hips towards rib cage. As you do this exercise, you will notice your legs reaching the ceiling. Regular crunches also come in handy when you have an exercise ball. Lay on your back with your feet placed firmly on the floor. Push your upper body forward, rolling your shoulders towards your hips.

Try up to fifteen reps for the pelvic tilt and single knee raises. As for the reverse crunches, do up to twenty-five. Make sure for all these exercises to inhale slowly, go at your own pace and repeat three times a week for best results and a healthy body. Soon enough, you will have a flat stomach, and of course, a mean looking set of abs!


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