What Is the Best Ab Workout for Women?


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Stabilization exercises that target the core muscles are the best abdominal workout for women, according to Shape magazine. Ab crunches are popular stomach-toning exercises, but they target only the front and sides of the abdomen so are less effective than core exercises.

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To get more defined abs and lose belly fat, core moves, such as the side plank, should be included in a worked, as they stabilize the spine and pelvis, lowering the risk of a back injury. According to ABC News, doing a limited number of exercises that work the deep core muscles two to three times a week, creates better results than a daily regimen of hundreds of ab crunches.

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