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Tighten your core correctly and stop those stomach crunches

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Right on, Tita!!

Kinesiology Talks

Our core, the muscles of the stomach and back, organs, bones, connective tissues, our intuition, gut feelings, confidence, so much of how we feel and look depends on this area of our body.  We rely on this area for support and strength, digestion, elimination, helping circulation of blood, relaxation and to aid in breathing.  Yet, often times we are not even aware that some of the actions we are doing, such as crunches, slumping while sitting, doing pelvic floor exercises in the car and constant pulling in from the waistline could actually be detrimental to the core, and impeding function of the organs.  For example, crunches can force extra pressure downwards to the pelvic floor weakening the tissues, as well as making the outer abdominal muscles really strong leading to muscle imbalances and still not shifting abdominal fat.

How to tighten the stomach?

The deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor…

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Author: Alison B. Marsh

Hi! I'm Alison B. Marsh. I am a Pilates instructor and owner of AM Pilates & Posture in Las Vegas, NV. I am also the creator of DK Body Pregnancy Pilates certification and blogger at Pre & Postnatal Pilates Education I am a wife to Chris, mother to Madison and Daniel (both adopted), Step-mother to Caitlyn and Kirsten, and mother to Zechariah born in July 2015, our first biological child. Feel free to contact me at

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