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How do I do abdominal exercises as a teen?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
When you're doing abdominal exercises, it's especially important to remember that you never want to use your neck to do the work your core should be doing. If your neck feels strained, cradle your head in your hands like an egg and shift the stress back to your abs. Also, to make sure that you don't end up with compact, crunched abs, stretch after every ab workout. Lie on your stomach, put your hands under your chest and push up to really stretch out all the abdominal muscles. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds, come back to a lying-down position for a 15-second rest, and repeat 3 times.
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