Tip: 3 New Ways to Build Abs

Here's an easy way to strengthen your abs. And a hard way. And a ridiculously hard way. Take a look.

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Your foam roller is basically a giant rolling pin, and you can use it to strengthen and build your abs. Here's what to do.

Aside from the ability to maintain a wider hand position, the biggest benefit with the foam roller is the opportunity to progress. The ab wheel or barbell variations may stop at the knees, but the unique padding of the foam roller lets you get up onto your feet.

You can also make it harder:

And, yep, even harder.