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Alexia Clark in Two-Piece Workout Gear Flaunts Abs and Reveals 3 Ab Mistakes You Are Making

Here is how to strengthen your midsection.
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Alexia Clark's abs are on fire – and she is revealing a few of the ways that she achieves them. In a new workout video shared to social media, the trainer and influencer reveals her chiseled midsection during an ab workout, and reveals a few ab mistakes that people are making. "Do you feel like you haven't made much progress with your core?" she captioned the Instagram post, adding "Here's why your core routine is ineffective," in the clip. Her followers went wild. "You are bad a$$ and look awesome!" commented one. "My girl kills it every time 🔥❤️," added another. Here are a few of the mistakes you are making, according to Alexia, and a few additional tips she has for strengthening your midsection. 

Mistake One: You Are Trying to Look Cool on Social Media

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Alexia maintains that a lot of the ab workouts shared on social media were made for likes – not effectiveness. "The core routines you are choosing are just for 'show' on Instagram and really don't do anything at all except look cool," she writes. 

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Mistake Two: You Aren't Engaging Your Core

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A big part of any exercise is engaging the right muscles – especially the core. A big mistake is "you are neglecting engaging your core in EVERY EXERCISE," says Alexia. "A lot of people don't realize that every exercise is a core exercise. You HAVE to keep your core engaged. (Even during cardio)."

Mistake Three: Too Much Repetition

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Are you doing 100 crunches every day, but nothing else? According to Alexia, "doing the same thing over and over again," is a huge mistake when it comes to your abs. "If your program has you doing a 30 second for 12 weeks your body is just learning to tolerate a 30 second plank. You have to introduce new challenges all the time," she says. 

Use a Bosu Ball

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Alexia often uses a bosu ball for ab work. "If you don't have a bosu ball you can do all of these on a mat! The bosu ball adds some extra stability challenge to mix things up!" she said in one of her ab workout videos

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Plank

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Another favorite ab exercise of Alexia's? Planking. She also does plank push ups, a fusion of the two effective exercises. 

💪🔥Body Booster: A big part of any exercise is engaging the right muscles – especially the core.

Leah Groth
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