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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to build ab muscles - not crunches though!?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Cable pulldowns: There are a great variety of floor and cable exercises you can do instead of the hated "crunches". One of many cable ideas is in the photo; leglifts while hanging (free, chairback), or floor vee-ups will also give you the burn that lets you know you are building muscle.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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