Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Ab Twist (shaken, not stirred)

Does your neck hurt doing regular sit ups? It can happen even with best efforts on form. Here’s a great standing ab exercise with all the same benefits of getting that rock hard tummy:

Muscles worked: abdominal, obliques
Time to complete: 5 minutes
You will need: a resistance band or dumbbell weight (5-10 lbs)

  1. Standing with your feet wider than shoulder width apart, bend slightly at the knees. Hold the band about shoulder width apart (or dumbbell with each hand on the ends).
  2. Keeping the arms extended and elbows soft, your hands are in line (parallel) with your belly button. Tighten your stomach muscles and hold them tight through the exersize.
  3. Gently pull (not swing) your hands to your right, then the left side at about a 2 second pace for each side.
  4. Do this 20 times, then increase the pace to 1 count each side. Rest and repeat 4 times.

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This entry was posted on December 21, 2007 by in Uncategorized.
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