Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, who has been sharing tips and exercises with us this spring, has designed some exercises specifically for tax accountants. Today's exercise requires a heavy tax book! No heavy tax book handy? Then reach for a pile of tax files, a laptop, messenger bag, or anything else you can find that weighs a few pounds.
Step 1: Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.
Step 2: Hold tax book in front of you, about four inches away from your chest with elbows bent.
Step 3: Contract your abs in and while keeping hips stationary, rotate your torso and the book from side to side.
Step 4: Repeat this exercise 30/50 reps.
This exercise sculpts your oblique ab muscles and arms!
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.