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Summer Weight Loss Challenge Day 22: 'Ab'solutely Fabulous!

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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Welcome to day 22 of the Summer Weight Loss Challenge!

Being 'ab'solutely fabulous is about more than just looking good!

When you think of abs, you automatically think of a toned and sexier figure. Your abs have a much more important function than just looking good.

Having strong abs benefits you in the following ways:

  • Helps to improve your posture
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Reduces the chances of back injuries
  • Stimulates your intestines to regulate your digestive system
  • Ease menstrual cramping

Your abs need to be worked out out like any other muscle. Abdominal strengthening should be integrated into your regular strength training routine at least 3 times a week.

The following abdominal circuit workout can be done by beginners, moderates or those with a more advanced level of fitness and the benefit is you don't need equipment.

Abdominal strengthening can be challenging but pushing your self during this workout will eventually benefit your over all health and figure.

How often do you work your abdominals?

Do you have a 'go to' ab routine or favorite ab targeting exercise?

If you don't already do it, I'm challenging you to do an ab routine at least 3 times in this next week.

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by on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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buttercup24
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM
I don't do as much as I should but I do some mostly crunches or zumba.
sarah824
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Currently I do not do anything other than walk on the track or the treadmill. I am hoping to get to the point where I can add more to my workout, but my time is limited and it seems hard to throw anything else into the mix right now.

AspensMama1537
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM
I used to work them often. I haven't for a while though. I need to start again.
the3Rs
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:31 PM
I don't.
young_lv_mom
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:41 PM
I work them almost everytime I work out, Pilates has it worked into it.
delmobaby
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM
I do three or four days a week. Sometimes I do more ab work than others. Just depends on my time and what other workouts I'm doing
ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Not as much as I need to!!
ltlwlkr3
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:52 PM

 I don't do an ab routine but i will add it to my workout thsi week

kickstandkendra
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I have been doing standing crunches, and trying situps/crunches. I am getting better at plank, and am trying to improve my posture. I try to incorporate abs into everyday. 

emtgirl885
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I do some ab moves 2 - 3 days a week. I also do some ab movements in Dance and Insanity. My favorite ab move is crunches.

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