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Awesome Exercises for Firm, Toned Abs

Ab Exercise

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  • Your abdominal muscles provide the foundation for movement. Strengthening them can help protect and support your back, make you less prone to injury, and help you gain greater balance and stability
  • Exercises that require constant stabilization throughout the movement ignites the most muscle activity. Planking, push-ups, and crunches on an exercise ball are a few examples of effective ab exercises
  • A number of abdominal exercises can also be done standing up, such as marching with a twist, weighted side bends, standing side crunch, crossover toe touches, and more

By Dr. Mercola

As summer approaches, many start to fret about their physique — especially their midriff — and questions about how to firm up the belly abound. First of all, it's important to realize you cannot exercise your way to six-pack abs.

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