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Ab Exercises

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Updated May 16, 2014

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Seated Rotations
Ab Exercises
Paige Waehner

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If you get tired of floor exercises or need something you can do at work for your abs, seated rotations are a good choice. You can work your obliques, as well as your lower back, and holding the weight adds intensity and will involve the shoulders, arms and chest as well.

  1. Sit tall on a ball or chair and hold a medium weight.
  2. Begin the movement with the weight at chest level, shoulders relaxed.
  3. Keeping the hips and knees facing forward, rotate the torso to the right as far as you comfortably can. Focus on squeezing the muscles around your waist.
  4. Rotate back to center and then to the left, keeping the movement slow and controlled.
  5. Continue alternating sides for 1-3 sets of 10-16 reps.
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