15-Minute Core Workout: 5 Moves to Sexy Abs

Straight Arm Lat Pull Into a Crunch

  • Start with the knees slightly bent and a small curve in the lumbar spine.
  • Tuck the chin to align the head with the spine.
  • Take a step or two back to fully extend your arms.
  • Bend at the waist so your torso is bent at a 30-degree angle.
  • Make sure your arms are extended in front of you with elbows slightly bent.
  • Contract your lats to pull the cable down (keep pulling until your hands are next to the outside of your thighs).
  • Exhale and crunch. Make sure to breathe out so you prevent an abdominal strain or muscle rupture.
  • Return to the start position.
  • Do 15 to 20 reps.

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Leila Harper

Leila holds a B.S. in Public Health, is a certified ACE personal trainer and C.H.E.K. exercise coach. She continues to further her studies with the C.H.E.K institute as well as her nutritional knowledge with various holistic nutritional programs. Harper helps clients from many walks of life achieve healthier lifestyles through exercise and nutrition programs.

Leila holds a B.S. in Public Health, is a certified ACE personal trainer and C.H.E.K. exercise coach. She continues to further her studies with the C.H.E.K institute as well as her nutritional knowledge with various holistic nutritional programs. Harper helps clients from many walks of life achieve healthier lifestyles through exercise and nutrition programs.

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