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Abdominal and Oblique Routine by Jesse Bluma

Abdominal and Oblique Routine

Starting each day with a healthy perspective enables us to face challenges and be sure in the choices we make when we are eating alone, with friends, coworkers, or family.  Over time this mental lifting of weights, making good steps, will go a long way in your ability to have a fit body.  Including friends and family in your fitness routine is beneficial, as the synergy you create will keep each other in various activities and keep you encouraged to exercise.  Nutrition, alternate routines, and sleep are essential habits.  More on that later.

The Body Basics

Our abdominal cavity consists of muscle and connective tissue between the diaphragm and pelvis.  Muscles have various forms and functions, such as working with the skeletal system and joints for necessary movement.  Additionally, this amazing body system is important to good posture, internal organs, and the digestive system.  Nutrition, alternate routines, and sleep.  Did I mention those earlier?  Yes, those are key to strong muscles.

Abdominal and Oblique Exercises

These are some of the movements that I use to sculpt and strengthen my core muscles.

Reaching Oblique Crunch
Side Hip Raises
Russian Twists
Toe Touch Crunches
Knee Tuck Crunches

This is in addition to warm-ups, getting the heart rate up, stretching, cool-down, cardiovascular, weights, and exercise bands.  Keep a fitness record to chart these activities.  You may find this method works for you as well and as a great incentive.  Nutrition, alternate routines, and sleep.  Yes, those fitness elements are essential in my living too.  Keep reading.

The Zinger(s)

Working out is not enough for our bodies.  Diet, what you eat, what you buy at the store and bring home to your kitchen, is highly significant to strong abs and obliques.  Your fitness routine also needs variety.  Mix up your activities.  Sleep is also key.  The body, mind, and soul need rest and revitalizing. 

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Note: All information is of a general nature and is furnished only for education.  See a doctor or medical professional for your own personal fitness advice.  Use of this information is at your own risk in regard to any losses, liabilities, injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims.

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Take a Tour with Me at My California Home: September

Take a Tour with Me at My California Home:  September

The Pointe is a quaint, seaside community.  It is nestled in the Orange Coast of California.  The town is situated beachside along the pristine Pacific Ocean, between magnificent cliffs and headlands.  Residents have nicknamed it the “California Riviera”.  The town was established during the 1920s along state route 1, between Los Angeles and San Diego.  Kite-flying, boat races, golf, and surfing drew crowds and residents to the promontory.  Actor James Cagney was drawn here to open a movie theater.  The Pointe is bold, panoramic, and truly alluring.  

 Cooking and entertaining is an opportunity to share with family and friends.  Growing up I learned the basics of good cooking, baking, entertaining, gardening, and entrepreneurship.  The Pointe in the location and Viven is Spanish for living life.  And living in this fabled locale serves as a delicious bakery and idea-factory.

See photos from my home in August.

“In the woods, we return to reason and faith.  There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes.  I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.”

--Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature”

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