Flat Abs Without a Single Crunch, Plank, or Burpee

Fortunately, there are other equally effective exercises


Everybody wants Gwen Stefani’s abs, right? But getting them doesn’t happen overnight; it will take about 28 days. Also, it’s hard work.

“Everybody has a 6-pack,” Jill Brown, personal trainer, fitness instructor and a wellness coach, says. “It’s just underneath the fat.”[slideshow:83530]

Crunches are not the way to go as they put too much pressure on your neck and lower back. That's why they are one of the exercises doctors will never do. You are in a crunched position all day while you are sitting at your desk, staring at the computer or talking on the phone. Back pain can occur from too much flexion in the spine and from the many repetitions.

Personal trainers always recommend planks and burpees, but, let’s face it, they are too hard. There has got to be another, preferably, easier way, right? Fortunately, yes. 

Click here to read about how to get flat abs without doing crunches, planks or burpees

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