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Old 05-13-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
melanie in mary
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how to tighten lower abs, any suggestions?

hi. New mom here to an 8th month old. I know how to do crunches but how about for the lower stomach? I cannot get rid of my little pouch!!! thanks everyone.

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Old 05-13-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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hi there! ~first off, congrats on the little one! ~secondly, i've learned a few good lower tummy exercises from Winsor Pilates... I'll try and explain two of them

the first is called the pilates 100... i think... lol, anyways... lay flat on your back, arms at your sides, palms on the floor... keeping your legs straight, raise them about 15 cm off the floor... (15 cm being between your heels and the floor)... at the same time, raise your head up off the ground... now, while holding that position, keeping your arms straight, pump them up and down 100 times... i don't think it matter how high you pump, just don't let them touch the ground! keep your head and legs up this whole time... and don't forget to breathe!

the second one is just lying flat in the same position as that first exercise... and then raise both legs stright into the air, making a right angle with your body... raise your head and put your hands behind your head... then slowly bring your legs to a 45 degree angle and back up again, all using your lower tummy muscles! do this like 10 times i think... or more, but take a breather... okay, hope those help, good luck! post back if there's something you don't understand!

Old 05-14-2004, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: how to tighten lower abs, any suggestions?

Conrads as well on the baby...babies are cute...cute toes,finger....uhhh, anyhow....
Roman chair is good for lower abs but if you dont have one of those just laying around.,.hehehe...

Good ab exercises....bicycles, basically its like your riding a bicycle on your back..

Another one is keeping your legs straight and together, toes pointed, lift your legs off the ground somewhat high, then slowly lower and hold, then lower and hold, then lower and hold, small incriments till your legs are just barely over the ground.

Then diagonal crunches..takes some coordination apparently for some..touch your left elbow to your opposite knee , and vice versa till it hurts, it will hurt..

I would do a non-stop routine......Crunches, leg lifts, diagonals, the bicycles to burn it out, it will KILLLLL..but works..

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