Day 36: Ab, chair knee tucks

Here's a new exercise from fitness guru Cindy Whitmarsh. In this exercise, you not only can work on sculpting your abs, but you can wake up your body!
 
Step 1: Sit at your desk and push your chair away from the desk so you have some room.
Step 2: Sit at the edge of your chair with your back super-straight.
Step 3: Bend your knees at 90 degree angles, with your toes pointed on the floor in front of you.
Step 4: Start the ab crunches by contracting your abs and leaning back slightly. This is your starting position.
Step 5: Alternate your knees, pulling into your chest and back down. Do one at a time. Squeeze your abs on each pull.
 
Do 20 crunches with each leg, take a quick break, and repeat for three sets of 20 crunches.
 
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About the author:
Cindy Whitmarsh is a 17-year veteran fitness professional. She has a bachelor's degree in corporate and community fitness/nutrition from North Dakota State University, and she holds credentials of ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight management, and NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist. She has appeared in multiple infomercials, ExerciseTV features, and various news and fitness segments, is the author of "101 Ways to Workout with Weights" as well as two ultrafit cookbooks, and is a nutrition/fitness consultant to many athletes including San Diego Charger football players, San Diego Charger girls, and professional baseball players. For more information, visit her Web site.

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