Getting Abs with Bowflex



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Discover how to do each ab exercise on your Bowflex for maximum results.

The Tips below can help you safely and effectively train your abdominal muscles. Having strong abs not only looks great, but also strengthens and protects your lower back.

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Below you can uncover effective breathing technique and proper form for each exercise.



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Getting Better Results

Effective Breathing

    Tip 1 - Exhale on the positive (crunching) and inhale on the negative (lowering back into the starting position).

    Tip 2 - When breathing out, focus on pulling in your belly button. This will help fully contract your ab muscles.

Abdominal Crunch

    Tip 1 - Use effective breathing.

    Tip 2 - Look toward the ceiling throughout the movement.

    Tip 3 - Fold your arms across your chest.

Reverse Crunch

    Tip 1 - Use effective breathing.

    Tip 2 - Focus on trying to touch your knees to your chest.

Resisted Reverse Crunch

    Tip 1 - Use light to moderate resistance. Focus on form rather than resistance.

    Tip 2 - Focus on effective breathing.

    Tip 3 - Focus on trying to touch your knees to your chest.

Seated Resisted Abdominal Crunch

    Tip 1 - Hold the handles with straight arms (like at the top of a bench press) instead of the bent arm technique. Using bent arms can place stress on your elbows at higher resistance.

    Tip 2 - Look straight forward throughout the movement.

    Tip 3 - Use effective breathing.

Seated Resisted Oblique Crunch

    Tip 1 - Focus on effective breathing.

    Tip 2 - Use light to moderate resistance and higher repetitions (20+).

Trunk Rotation

    Tip 1 - Focus on effective breathing.

    Tip 2 - Use lighter resistance and higher repetitions (20+).

In Summary

Having strong abs will make you look great but also protect and strengthen your lower back. Using the above Tips will empower you to get the best results for your efforts.


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