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18 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Abs and Core Exercises – Endurance with Yoga moves

 Build muscular endurance with yoga moves like this one, called “plank pose into chaturanga dandasana.”  Practiced correctly on a regular basis, you will strengthen your chest, shoulders and arms as well as your core muscles.                                                           Begin in a straight-arm plank position.  This is more difficult than the regular plan we’ve spoken about in other posts.  In […]

20 May 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Abs and Core Exercises – Beyond the Basic Plank

You’ve now moved beyond the basic plank from previous posts (or you were already doing the Plank anyway).  Here are some more interesting and more advanced Core exercises. These will help you to flatten your abs; work the core beyond your sixpack – such as the obliques (see the side plank); and also make you […]

18 March 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Core Exercises – More Challenging Plank

 Now that I have heard from my readers that the regular “plank” was either fairly easy or a good challenge ‘that made my legs shake’, it is time for the next level. This time, after stabilizing your position you will lift up one leg while maintaining that stable posture.  Hold for a count of 10 or […]

07 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Chia the “Superfood” – Executive Summary

Did you ever look at the cute Chia Pets and wonder of the sprouting vegetation was edible…. Me neither.  In fact I think the closest I came to a Chia Pet was the commercial on TV – and I never thought of them as food.  The seed on the other hand IS food. I wanted […]

30 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Yoga for Abs

  Looking for something a little different this week I found a set of poses (courtesy of Self.com online magazine) that make you work your core.  Nothing revolutionary, but useful and it came with some nice illustrations.  I have edited where I thought a little more explanation was needed.  Remember, tighten your abs to hold […]

13 October 2009 ~ 6 Comments

We All Have Six Packs

The title of this post comes from a sentence in an article on abs from a guy with really great abs.  Yeh, I know there are a lot of hot guys with great abs – see the plethora of calendars, online and offline, making the rounds now that 2010 is in sight.  You haven’t seen them? Maybe I can find […]