If you've been doing straight-up, conventional crunches and hoping for a chiseled six pack, we're about to deliver some news that may be disappointing! Crunches are good core exercises but because they only work a limited number of muscles, they aren't likely to produce the abs of your dreams.
In order to get a killer abs, you need to take a multi-muscle approach. That means adding moves that work more than just your rectus abdominis and obliques! Your rectus abdominis is the large muscle that runs the length of your torso. By adding straight leg abs to your routine, you'll increase engagement with the lower part of this muscle as well as the muscles in your lower back. This will help whittle your waist and tone your lower belly!
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To get the most from this workout (and all your other workouts!), be sure to wear your BodyRock weighted vest. It will add extra resistance to all of your movements, increasing your burn, without you having to change a single thing! And because a fit lifestyle is such positive, life altering experience, we want to help you empower other people to get on board!
Give the gift of fitness to a friend, family member, or loved one! When you buy a BodyRock 6lb weighted vest, we will send you a second one, for free, to give to someone else! The only thing better than reaching your fitness goal is helping someone else reach theirs! This is too good to keep to yourself. Get your vests here!
Below, you will find everything you need to know to add this move to your routine. Slip this in to your regular core workout and prepare to feel the burn! Remember, don't throw your upper body forward, engage the muscles in order to make the movement. And if you have had a back or neck injury, you will likely want to take a pass on this one.
To get more workouts from Marina Santos, check out BodyRock Accelerate, our latest 21 day challenge! Fun and creative, this series will accelerate your fitness journey, bringing you closer to your goals! Get started here!
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