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Well, maybe not rock hard. But nice. emotion_awesome
this works for me, but i'm a 5'4 Brasilian who plays volleyball for about 5 hours a week, so... Maybe it'll work for you, maybe not.
Because in volleyball you don't really get the tummy, but more the arms and legs toned, I asked my coach what would be good for abs, because I'm very self conscious about my bellyfat x)
She told me a bunch of things, varying around a bajillion reps of squats, etc.. but I have a fifteen minute ab exercise. (for guys, you could probably just double it. so when i say a five minute exercise, just assume i mean 10.)

You can do it anytime, but I like to do it at night before i take a shower/go to bed. Start off with just doing five minutesworth of a plank. A plank is like when you're doing a push up, except your hands are folded ( http://img4.cookinglight.com/i/2009/03/0903p52a-plank-l.jpg?400:400 ) this helps in toning your shoulders and your abs. This is the hardest part.
Then do five minutesworth of sit ups. You can do orthodox sit ups, or unorthodox. I like to do a mix of orthodox and unorthodox, but pick your pleasure.
Then, my favorite part, drink green tea. Seriously, the stuff boosts metabolism like a horse eats hay. And yoga's really good too, but i'm not going to teach you how to do yoga! Go youtube it. biggrin

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Those are really great tips! I love green tea! Do you have any suggestions for someone who has weak knees? ._.


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Those are really great tips! I love green tea! Do you have any suggestions for someone who has weak knees? ._.


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definitely an elliptical. The flats are easy on your knees. and swimming, of course, since it's like the whole-body workout. Oh, and bicycling can give you epic legs without pressure on your knees.
BTW, don't ever do weightlifting, that's like all on your knees. Hope this helps! 3nodding
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For part of my physical therapy for my torn hamstring, I was put on a bike for 20 minutes, then switched to a different more horizontal one. So I'm not sure that biking would reduce pressure on your knees, although I didn't feel any, but it could help strengthen them.

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