There’s no question a toned tummy looks awesome, but having strong abs also provides important physical benefits. If your abdominal, lower back and oblique muscles are all strong, you will be less likely to have low-back issues. Plus, a strong core means your posture will improve, and you’ll even look more confident. Of course, ab-specific moves are a key component of a well-rounded exercise program, but crunches alone won’t get you great abs. So include some cardio’jumping rope is a great calorie burner (350 in half an hour).
Bruce Krahn is a personal trainer and the author of The Fat-Fighter Diet.
About our 10-minute Tuneups
Ideally, we should be getting 30 minutes of fitness a day. But when time is tight, doing 10-Minute Tuneups whenever you can fit them in still makes a difference. Have fun!
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