Easy Abs Exercise with No Head or Neck Strain

If you’ve been looking for an abs move that will strengthen your core, but avoid neck strain, you’ve come to the right place.

In less than 90 seconds, you’ll learn an effective, yet simple abs move by watching this video.

The Diagonal Bug looks like its name and is great for the obliques and transversus. Similar to the exercise we shared for the rectus abdominis, this one is easy to do correctly while avoiding neck or head strain. Our colleague Shari Kalkstein, from whom we learned this move, is great at creating abdominal strengthening exercises that help you avoid forward spinal flexion.

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By the way, if you are watching the video from a chair, while eating a junk food snack, get thee onto a mat and do this exercise along with us.Not with a fox. Wait, I want to be a fox.

Not in your chair.
Not on a dare.
Not with a snack.
Not hurting your back.
You should now try it here or there.
You should now try it anywhere.
You would not like poor, weak abs.
You would not like that muffin flab.

Looking for more exercises to strengthen your abs that are chosen specifically for YOU, the over 50 woman? Take advantage of our combined 70 years’ experience as certified fitness professionals to transform your core and more. You can move from weak and (dare we say, perhaps “flabby”) to strong and Fab-Abby! How? Take a look at our our newly created “Ultimate Abs Workout Collection for Women Over 50” program.

Photo credit: Oblique – Owen.Hyatt

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Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA

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