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Is Tying A String Around Your Waist The Secret To Flatter Abs?

April 02, 2015 2 min read

It's crazy simple - but the idea behind it makes sense and you can try it in less than 1 minute. The latest ab innovation isn't a roller, or battery powered belt that zaps you with tiny jolts of electricity. In a move that will be sure to make Fitness Infomercial producers everywhere cry, it might just come down to a ball of string. Sammy Margo insists tying a string around your midsection may subconsciously remind you to contract your stomach muscles, which will tighten and flatten the abs over time. She told the Daily Mail, "As physiotherapists, we are very concerned that people are completely inactive. The prospect of going to the gym two or three times a week might be scary for some people so we need to find ways of integrating exercise into daily life". The string should be tied fairly tightly for it to work. Margo instructs pulling the abdominal muscles in all the way, and then releasing the contraction by about 50 percent to find the ideal positioning for the string. The technique “will give you a flatter stomach, work your core, improve your abdominal tone, as well as improve posture,” she says. Though she recommends the string method in addition to regular exercise, Margo admits, Anything to get people who may be physically inactive to engage their abdominals is going to help. The whole “no crunches involved” thing sort of sounds too good to be true. Then again, the science behind the practice makes complete sense. Obviously we would rather see you guys do a BodyRock Hiit Workout with us, but on the surface we absolutely love how simple and accessible this is. What do you think of this method? Is it worth a try? H/T: EliteDaily, TheDailyMail  

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