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Make a Mind Muscle Connection

How a mind-muscle connection will make your workouts more effective and help you get fit faster

By
Ben Greenfield,

Whether you’re doing crunches, working on an exercise machine, or weight training, it is very important for you to consciously make an effort to keep your muscles tight during the exercise. If you're working your abs, keep them tight during the crunches, planks, or Pilates!  One effective method is to imagine a zipper from your pelvis all the way up to the chest. Keep that zipper zipped up!

Woman Doing Crunches image courtesy of Shutterstock

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