Abdominal Exercises
by Justin Leonard
http://www.leonardfitness.com

There are several exercises you can do for abs. Many of the people I work with don't realize that most abdominal exercises are either ineffective or not needed. To set the record straight on which work and which don't, I have listed three noteworthy abdominal exercises.

Crunches

Most already know how to perform this abdominal exercise. It's basic, yet highly effective. Perform crunches by lying on a flat surface with your hands either across your chest or behind your head. Contract your abs. Hold for 2 seconds, then return to the starting position. Crunches should be performed in a continuous and controlled fashion.

Side Crunches

Side Crunches are basically the same as regular crunches, except the main focus is on the oblique muscles (love handles). The same technique applies, only your crunching to either side of your abs. You should feel the burn of the sides of your abs.

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