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Ab Workout: Rib-Cage Reach

Body+Soul, June 2006

What It Does
Helps stretch and lengthen the sides of the body, opening up the muscles around the solar plexus.

How to Do It
Stand with feet 2 to 3 feet apart, toes turned slightly out and knees bent. Extend arms to your sides. Keep your shoulders down. Inhale, and then exhale as you reach right with your arm and rib cage. Inhale as you come to center, and then reach left as you exhale. Repeat 16 times (eight on each side).

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