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February 10th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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I've found it! The crunches that work out the lower tummy. The crunches on the ball and what Leslie Sansone calls "the bridge". From the top of my abs, my sides, my butt and down to my thighs are sore! It's nice to know something works and it's a lot easier on my joints and tailbone than doing them on the floor!
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February 10th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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Definitely! You have to actually stabilize yourself on the ball, so it works more muscles.
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February 10th, 2009, 10:44 AM
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i use the ball and a series of different moves... though i dont ever feel it in my lower abs, but i thought all abs are within the same muscle?
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February 10th, 2009, 11:51 AM
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i use the ball and a series of different moves... though i dont ever feel it in my lower abs, but i thought all abs are within the same muscle?[/b]

Well when I do regular crunches I only get sore on my upper abs. When I do them on the ball and also the bridge exercise for the butt and thighs, I am hurting in my lower abs the next day.

Edited to clarify: When I say upper and lower I don't mean them as separate. I mean as upper and lower sections of the ab area. KWIM?
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February 10th, 2009, 12:24 PM
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yeah i like the stability ball, i've been slacking. I bought it and still haven't done my whole 10 minute routine... but i've done lots of ab work at the gym and on 30 day shred. I need to get to it! lol
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