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Most folks think abs come from crunches. In truth, “abs” are primarily a function of what/how much you eat. If you burn enough body fat they will become visible. But whether you want a six-pack or you just want a strong core for optimal health, consider replacing crunches and sit ups (which can damage your lumbar discs) with these three core stabilizing plank variations which are favorites among my JJFit Challenge crew. Try them in a circuit for 30-60s each for 2-3 sets.

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