From Linda, Age 16 - 12/09/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey everyone! Okay...I am subscribed to the magazine OXYGEN and it is for woman who want to eat healthy and exercise. It has such great tips! Here is a plan that I've been following and haven't exactly lost any weight, but my stomach is soooo much flatter. Here it is. You start off with a basic crunch and you will do THREE sets of these and there are 30-40 repetitions. Next you will do a reverse crunch and you will do THREE sets of these with 30 repetitions. Next you will do the Bicycle and you are to do THREE sets and 30 repetitions(total, not to each side)Next is the Crunch with v-legs. You will do three sets and 30-40 repetitions. These are what the top trainers do to get their clients in shape. It also recommends that after a week you change the order of the workouts. And also, getting great abs is 30% training and 70% diet. Eat more protein and less carbs and healthy fats like nuts, salmon, and olive oil. Eat 3 meals a day and have two small snacks inbetween of fruits and veggies. Oh and remember to only do this workout 3-4 times a week. And the trainers say that it WILL HURT at first. And believe me, it does.
Reply from Linda, Age 16 - 01/09/04  - IP#:
Okay, here is how to do the exercises. Basic Crunch: Lie faceup on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Straighten your arms and extend them directly above your body in line with your shoulders. Contracting your abs, lift your shoulder blades high off the floor. REVERSE CRUNCH: Lie flat on your back on the floor wiht your arms straight down at your sides and your hands positioned under your butt, palms facing down. Lift your feet off the floor, bend your knees, and cross your ankles. Using your abs, bring your knees as close to your chest as you can. If possible, touch your knees to your chest. BICYCLE: Lie faceup on the floor with your hands behind your head and extend your legs out in front of you, holding them a few inches off the ground (the closer to the ground, the harder they are) As your bring your right knee in towards your body, lift your left shoulder blade off the floor and twist yor torso so that your left elbow almost touches your right knee. Repeat in the opposite direction by extending your right leg as you bring your left knee in towards your body. CRUNCH WITH V-LEGS: Lie flat on your back on the floor and extend your legs up in the air and out to the sides, Flex your feet and keep a slight bend in your knees. Straighten your arms and holdl them directly above your body in line with your shoulders, Lift yor shoulder blades off the floor and reach your hands as high as you can aiming between your feet.
Reply from Kacey, Age 15 - 01/09/04  - IP#:
Thanks your a big help!!!
Reply from Kristina, Age 13 - 01/09/04  - IP#:
Thanx a lot it is a big help
Reply from Kristina, Age 13 - 01/09/04  - IP#:
Explain to me how to do all these workouts some of them I don't even know what they are