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Ab Exercises

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Sustained Hold

The sustained hold is good for strengthening the abdominal muscle that runs from the chest cavity to the pelvic bone. Perform it with a slow, controlled movement.

Sustained Hold Step 1

Step 1
Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Be sure not to arch your back. Focus along an imaginary line drawn from your toes to the ceiling. Place your hands in front of your chest.

Sustained Hold Step 2

Step 2
Lift the upper body for 2 counts, hold for 2 counts, and lower on 4 counts. When lifting up, press hands forward. Exhale on exertion.

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