Be Well Workout of the Week: Shred Your Abs in 15 Moves

Three’s the number for this workout.  Complete three rounds of each set of three exercises, then move on to the next. You’ve got five sets of exercises to get through total. (Note: The number of reps decreases as you get through the workout, so adjust your weights accordingly.) And if you feel your abs shaking, that’s the idea: Your abs — along with your arms and legs, too — should really feel the burn during this workout. Happy sweating, folks! Read more »

4 Philly Fitness Classes Guaranteed to Get Your Abs in Crop-Top Shape

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Warm weather is here, guys! Which means it’s time to ditch the sweaters and bulky clothes and break out your summer wardrobe. And because it doesn’t look like the trend is going anywhere anytime soon, that means the crop tops are comin’ out. So to help you get crop-top ready, we went on the hunt for some classes around Philly that zone in on your core muscles and are guaranteed to help you get your abs in tip-top shape.

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The Checkup: The Super-Effective Ab-Toning Workout You Can Do Any Time, Anywhere

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• This ab workout is planking meets yoga flow. To wit: It’s called the Plank Flow. Rather than just holding a plain ol’ plank for minutes on end (boooring), you flow from side plank to reverse plank to regular plank to whatever other variations you can think of, changing plank position every five to 10 seconds. The end result? A killer ab workout that can be done whenever and wherever as long as you have a few minutes to spare. [Men’s Health]

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The Checkup: How to Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core—No Crunches Needed

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• If you don’t have time to read the entire article you’re about to click through to (Warning: It’s weirdly long), just scroll down until you see the core workout. Because the workout is a really, really good one for strengthening all the muscles of your midsection: front, back, sides, and everything in between. [Washington Post]

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