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How To Get A Six-Pack! The Science Behind Washboard Abs

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May. 8 2012, Published 3:30 p.m. ET

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By Leah Ornstein - Radar Features Editor

Want to get your abs looking enviable in time for bikini and swim trunk season?

Equinox’s Gregg Cook, one of NYC’s most hailed trainers and fitness instructors, demonstrates the best and most effective way to tighten your core without doing countless crunches and monotonous tummy-toning moves in a brand-new video – and has the details.

In the video posted on the Equinox Q Blog, the awesomely abbed instructor demonstrates the 6 movement principles to target the muscles from all angles and ranges of motion:

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Stability: Star plank

Mobility:  Roll back, jump up

Flexion: V-up on pull-up bar

Extension:  Quadraped leg and arm lift

Lateral Flexion: Headstand with legs side to side

Rotation:  Pull-up with Kung Fu Kick

Read more about the science of the six-pack by clicking here.


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