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Some Natural Tennis Videos by Frank Adams

I made some simple unrehearsed videos of Frank Adams demonstrating his natural tennis strokes and philosophy. You can read more about Frank in earlier posts: May 27 and April 27. Hopefully his manuscript will be published in the near future, and then everyone can learn about his totally innovative way of playing, teaching and thinking about tennis. There are four more of his videos on YouTube under Frank Adams tennis.

The first video below shows Frank demonstrating how the natural, unthinking effortless motion of swinging a shovel can be used to swing a tennis racket.

This video shows how Frank hits the seven basic tennis shots: low forehand and backhand, high forehand and backhand, forehand and backhand volleys, and overhead serve.

Here we see Frank focusing on the forehand and backhand volleys and also tying the basic natural movement into the other five strokes.

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Astonishing Video of Someone Flexing His Abs

Was just doing some crunches at home and looking at some of the videos already on this site for inspiration. Bumped into this amazing demonstration of a guy named Amin flexing his abs. I need to learn how to do this, so that I can make my abs more visible when I document my progress.

I don’t have the faintest idea how to flex an ab. Do you? I can do a bicep and a tricep. For an ab, I will have to stand in front of the mirror soon and figure it out. I did realize that if I want anything to show, I ought to have some top light shining down over my little nubile bumps. That will help them stand out a millimeter or two.

For now, check this out:

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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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