Work the Core

Working your abdominal muscles is not the only way to get that lean, hard look.

You should work your entire core, not just your ab muscles, if you’d like to get that leaner, stronger, sexier look around your midsection, much quicker and easier.

Everything that you do requires and engages your core. So, you might as well strengthen the entire thing to keep everything balanced and working properly.

For example, if you just work your abdominal muscles, your lower back muscles won’t be able to keep up. And, will tend to make your posture sloppy by pushing your tummy outward. That’s not going to help you to look lean and hard around your midsection.

So, you must work the entire core, which will help you stand taller, and will give your waistline a leaner, trimmer look.

Plus, strengthening the core will also tighten up the deep abdominal muscles to give you an even more lean and trim look…even if you haven’t lost any belly fat yet.

Here’s an easy way to work the core…

Dumbbell Twist Over

Stand up straight and hold a light dumbbell (or kettle bell) in front of you. (A hand-over-hand grip is preferred.)

While keeping your arms stretched out, with a very slight bend in the elbows, start to lift the dumbbell up towards your right shoulder as you rotate your torso slightly to assist with the movement of your arms.

When you finish, your arms will be stretched out above your right shoulder with a slight rotation in your torso.

Hold this position for a second and then start to lower the dumbbell back to the starting position, while maintaining just a slight bend in your elbows.

Next, start to lift the dumbbell up towards your left shoulder as you rotate your torso slightly, to assist with the movement of your arms.

When you finish, your arms will be stretched out above your left shoulder with a slight rotation in your torso.

Hold this position for a second and then start to lower the dumbbell back to the starting position, while maintaining just a slight bend in your elbows.

Repeat this process 3 to 6 times, for each side… for a total of 6 to 12 repetitions combined.

Remember, don’t do this move every day. Instead, skip a day in between so that your core gets to rest for at least 24 hours in between workouts

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