One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An abdominal muscle.
- ‘With each of these exercises, keep your abs contracted, shoulder blades back and down.’
- ‘Draw your shoulder blades down and back, using the abs to keep the torso erect, neck long and chest lifted.’
- ‘To help achieve this position, contract your lower abs and tilt your pelvis forward.’
- ‘She contracts her abs, curling her pelvis up and bringing her knees toward her chest.’
- ‘Nope, when you go to the gym you're thinking bigger biceps, chiseled chest, tighter abs.’
- ‘Nothing gets more attention than a muscular body complete with exploding muscle and chiseled abs.’
- ‘As you pull the bar down, keep your abs contracted and shoulder blades down.’
- ‘This exercise works the hip flexors, lower abs and thighs, and increases kick strength.’
- ‘She is into animal rights, she says, and a vegan and is pretty fit herself, she adds, demonstrating flexed forearms, biceps and abs.’
- ‘People find a muscular physique with great abs a very attractive and irresistible package.’
- ‘He was dressed in a tight white T-shirt that flaunted his abs, and his muscular arms.’
- ‘I'm coached on how to bend down by contracting my abs and curving my rib cage in.’
- ‘Keeping torso lifted, contract abs to draw tailbone down until you feel a stretch in the front of your left hip.’
- ‘Feel the isometric engagement of core muscles from your upper abs down through your quads.’
- ‘Your back and hip muscles join in to assist your abs in holding your torso still as your legs move.’
- ‘Like any muscles, abs respond well to being worked slowly.’
- ‘Contract abs, dropping tailbone to stabilize torso against ball, then straighten legs.’
- ‘He was wearing a tight black shirt that showed off his nice abs and muscles.’
- ‘He was not wearing a shirt at all, his biceps noticeably muscular and his 6-pack abs too.’
- ‘Tighten your abs and glutes, keeping your pelvis down, and lift one leg off the floor.’
(in the Jewish calendar) the eleventh month of the civil and fifth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of July and August.
From Hebrew 'āḇ.
A human blood type (in the ABO system) containing both the A and B antigens. In blood transfusion, a person with blood of this group is a potential universal recipient.
2Alberta (in official postal use).
3US Bachelor of Arts.
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