Contributing Monkie GreenChef Staff Monkies
Published on June 11, 2008
Turns out (once again) mother was right. For all the times I was reproved for slouching, I could of been strengthening my back and developing flat bikini worthy abs if I had only listened. Not to mentioned avoided the dreaded slouch lines permanently creased into my stomach now. Darn it!
Practicing good posture is a (relatively) easy way to strengthen your abs and entire core area and tighten that gut. For great posture: stand straight and hold your head and neck back, lift your chest up, keep your shoulders back, slightly pull your pelvis forward and breath in deep from your lower abdominals. For the best results, engage your abdominals throughout the day in everything you do and listen to the pilates gurus and suck in your lower abs while doing sit-ups and crunches.