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Monday, June 7, 2010

Quick Lower Abs Blast Move

The lower abdominals are particularly tricky to target. This is because the abdominals are all one muscle. The ability to target one section rather than the entire muscle is not possible. It is possible to stress a certain section of the abdominals utilizing resistance, gravity and planes of motion.

Depending on your genetics and diet, you may be able to crank out a few reps and the lower abdominals will really pop. For those of us who find it seemingly more difficult to develop the lower region of the rectus abdominis, we have to work a little harder to get definition.

Try this move (with variations) on the bench for a challenge:

- This move incorporates hip flexors, be sure to focus on using only the abs by contracting them throughout the move.
- The arms are used for a brace, be sure not to rely on your upper body strength throughout the move.
- Inhale on the lift, Exhale on the lowering.

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