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Easy Way to Find Your Abs

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA

Have you ever wondered if you’re doing your ab exercises wrong or right? Well, we have lots of posts that show the best way to do ab moves, but this one shows how to determine if you’re contracting your abs properly.

Is Your Ab Contraction Bouncy or Sexy?

Did you even know there’s a “proper” way to contract? Let’s put it this way – did you know that if you “push” on your contraction, you’ll have strong abs, but they’ll stick out? Strong, not cute. But if you follow the tips in the video, your abs will be strong and cute. Just like you!


Now that you know how to contract your abs properly, here is a core workout series, that will get you some fab abs. Yup. Fabulous Abs!

Readers: What abdominal/core move do you love that you suspect you could be doing wrong?

About Fun and Fit

Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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13 Responses to Easy Way to Find Your Abs

  1. John Poole February 6, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Well, I definitely want my abs to be sexy and strong and cute! I was going to work on a winter long program of core strengthening and flexibility and now…where did the winter go? It’s nearly over! Thanks for the tips!

  2. Tara Burner February 6, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    just pinned this…
    I love doing plank
    need to start working my abs more :)
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  3. Lisa Cash Hanson February 6, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    So important to do it right so the neck is not strained and I opt for strong and cute! I think I’ll do some now.
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  4. Nathania February 6, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I have a big problem with my tummy, but I really have a hard time to do the sit ups. Watching this video makes me realize that I can, so I will start this now.. Thanks for making me realize.
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  5. fitknitchick February 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Yeah! I don’t bounce (at least not there anyways…).
    Shall we hand out cans of tuna at our next group fit classes? Maybe there’s a brand out there that would sponsor the tuna tummy crunch challenge?
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  6. ModernSauce February 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Work it, ladies! You are so smart. I think I did it wrong for a long time but belly dance taught me how to control my core muscles individually (they’re a rowdy bunch) and that made all the difference. But I only thought I knew where my abs were until I started doing Pure Barre and they actually pull the core inwards (towards your spine) – like a reverse flex (?) or maybe we’re just sucking it in… – and I found all new muscles! Muscles that are now extra hurty.

    Now I’m hungry for tuna and cereal…

    PS Your quote of the week is killing me.
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  7. Alissa February 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Nice! What a neat little trick. For the record, I’d probably take either strong OR cute abs right about now, but now I’ll shoot for both! ;)
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  8. Carrie with Children February 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    This is such great information! I’m pretty sure I do it wrong :)
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  9. Julie February 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Great trick/tip. I pinned it.
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  10. Vanessa February 7, 2012 at 2:08 am #

    I so need to start doing this!
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  11. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness February 7, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Love a video that has a tuna can for an example. I pinned this because I think many of us don’t have proper sit-up form. Thanks!
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