07/06/2012 04:59 pm ET | Updated Sep 05, 2012

5 Favorites for a Summer Stomach

Now that the heat of summer is in full swing and we are headed out to the beaches, many of us are starting to pay a little more attention to our midsections, working hard to get rid of that Winter Waist and attain that Holy Grail of fitness, the Summer Stomach.

Now, you can do crunches until the cows come home, and that's not necessarily going to get you where you want to go. The first problem is technique: Most people bully through crunches the way they were taught in 4th grade gym class. Poor technique will not only frustrate you with a lack of result; it could possibly lead to pain and irritation in your lower back -- perhaps next week, we'll tackle technique.

But this week, I want you to focus on the five favorites for a Summer Stomach. Check it out:

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