The Best ABS of Your Life! Why crunches just don’t cut it!

4. Kegels/Abs Compression

We all want great ABS! Don’t get me wrong…the ABS curl, or “crunch”, is a great exercise for toning your ABS. However, most of us are doing them wrong and may not see the “slimness” we are looking for.

Strong ABS are key to good posture—and good posture is sexy. More importantly, strong ABS are key to good performance. For a little kinesiology here: our ABS are the key muscle group of our CORE–aligning and stabilizing our torso so we can move with ease and do our favorite activities like skiing. Also, I like to point out the mind/body/spirit benefits of fitness. So here it is–strengthening our Core has the psychological effect of strengthening our self-esteem…how do I know? Slouch for a moment and notice how you feel. Now stand tall in good posture and see if you notice a positive difference.

So how to get flatter ABS, you ask? When doing ABS curls most people try to see how far up off the floor they can bring their head and shoulders and also try to impress themselves with 100s of reps. The problem is the faster you curl and the higher up you come, the more likely your ABS push out. They can become a bit rounded as result. Rather than trying to come up high in a curl it is better to focus on how far down, or how flat, you can press your ABS-Wall* toward your spine while you curl. I call this technique Activated Position (AP-see below). The key is to move through the curl slowly and fluidly and not to come up any higher once you see your ABS begin to push out. When done properly, you should fatigue much, much faster. With the right form and technique it only takes a few sets of reps to get the best conditioning.

 The EXERCISE

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Starting a Sexy, Uplifting Conversation… about Our Bodies

QisYou is a conversation with other women about what I believe is the most important relationship in our life – our relationship with our body. I have been having this conversation in fitness and meditation classes and wellness retreats all over the country and found over the years that it is a very uplifting and sexy conversation. Turns out we all want to be more sexy because it fuels our vibrant, creative, loving self and makes us look beautiful. Feeling sexy lifts us up with enthusiasm for life. This inspired me to design the program QisYou, and this blog as a way to share it with you. Enjoy! Life is all about our vibration!

QisYou helps keep our sexy, sacred, soothing vibration strong by showing us techniques for good posture and body-meditation™. This supports us to be connected with our inner truth and wisdom. We recognize our body as holy and thus feel intrinsically motivated to make the choices to live and love well…to become the women we want to be. We experience life with greater ease, joy, love, faith and fun. The truth for me…how we experience life and enjoy it comes down to how we respond to it– and our best response comes from our inner knowing. “Its all about our vibration!”

My new philosophy on life: Our body always knows the best answer! And our fit body is our greatest inspiration!”

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