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20 Fitness Tips From Some Experts

looks like Arnold did squats too

looks like Arnold did squats too

the pain shows, doesn't it?

the pain shows, doesn’t it?

This article sounded questionable, when I clicked on it. But it has many familiar suggestions that I agree with, and it also leads to decent videos and other short articles. So check it out. I was especially interested to read that squats are better than crunches for building abs, and that sleep plus decreased carbohydrates should reduce female belly fat.

Let’s hope these ideas will work. I am going to do some squats right now—just after two hours of evening tennis—to get in shape for two more hours of tennis tomorrow morning.

tips for squats

tips for squats

are squats better than crunches?

are squats better than crunches?

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Shortcuts To Big Abs

A friend sent me a link to some unusual abs exercises, but they won’t embed. So in looking for them on youtube, I found thee two videos with simple workouts of just five minutes or so. And also two guys with nice muscles to inspire those who want muscles. Between them, the videos have been seen 4 million times. So something suggests these videos are worth watching. You don’t need to watch all of the longer one. I think I will try some of these routines tonight.

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3000 Sit Ups A Day!

Cristiano Ronaldo

Recently found yet another picture of Cristiano Ronaldo and his abs. I watched the World Cup games for the first time and was happy to recognize this soccer star and his name…even though he couldn’t bring his team to victory. But when I find it impossible to exercise my abs consistently or even for very long in a day, I am nearly depressed or at least disheartened to read that according to the British Daily Mail, Cristiano does 3000 sit ups a day. If it were even true, how long does it take to do that? At one a second, that’s 50 minutes. So it has to take longer, maybe an hour to an hour and a half.

How do athletes fit in all that practice? I used to know a prima ballerina for the New York City Ballet who told me that anyone could make time to practice at the bar every day for an hour and a half. What kind of mere mortal am I that I can’t find that “little bit” of time each day of the 12 hours when I am not sleeping, eating, showering, dressing, and brushing my teeth and hair? Oh yes, most of us have to commute to a workplace (or soccer field or ballet studio) and then work (or hit a thousand practice goals). Not much time left.

And yet somehow these stars can squeeze in 75-90 minutes of leg stretches or abs exercises. I have to view this routine as an inspiration and not a giant source of depression. Here I go…right after I eat breakfast…and the food digests…and before my business lunch today with my lawyer and the time to dress and drive to the restaurant…and doing any work in the remaining minutes available. Keep you posted…

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Some Ab Videos and Exercises to Show You How to Grow Your Own Abs

OK. Past the limping stage for my still-sore-ankle. But I was able to do a few crunches last week with my calves on the couch and my back on the floor. I learned this from a very inspiring video:

And here is another video showing how to do a traditional crunch:

Interestingly enough, one study says there are more efficient ways to build up your abs, and normal crunches are way down on the list. Here is the link:

http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises.htm

that claims the bicycle crunch is most effective. It looks like this:

bicycle exercise for abs

bicycle exercise for abs

While I was on my back last week resting my ankle, I did a lot of reading and found many articles that tell us how to build muscle. There are literally a few hundred million web pages about fitness and abs. Maybe you can pass on some especially good ones.

Here is one by Tom Venuto–never heard of him–that appeared in a magazine (http://www.ironmagazine.com/article59.html) with the following photo. Do you want to look like this:

tom's abs

tom's abs

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