There is no better time than the present to get that tight, toned tummy that you have always wanted. You have done all of the hard work of losing the weight, now it is time to start tightening your muscles.

Cardio workouts are very important to burn the fat that is resting on top of your tummy muscles. However, you also need to work your ab muscles with other targeted exercises like twisting crunches. With just a little more effort, you will be on your way to a slim middle in no time.

Begin lying flat on your back. Make sure that there is not any space in between the floor or workout mat and your spell. Contract the muscles of your abdomen and lift your head and shoulders off the floor about six inches. Do not use momentum to lift yourself off the floor and you will actually feel the muscles of your stomach squeezing.

Next, slightly twist to your side as you reach your hand over to the outside of your right thigh. Hold this reach, keeping your shoulders lifted off the floor, do two sets of eight to twelve pulse reps. If you feel pain in your neck, ensure you are using proper positioning. Once you have rested for about fifteen to twenty seconds, switch over to your left side and repeat the same moves.

With a little practice every day, you will begin to notice your abs getting tighter and tighter as you build the healthy, strong core you so desire.

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Source by Dena White