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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir
    That would suggest you are breathing using the upper part of your lungs rather than your diaphram. When you breath in your belly should expand.
    It does when I'm breathing normally, but when I'm breathing very fast I can't totally breath in, if that makes sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rita
    The flutter is an easy movement.
    Ehm, no it isn't.

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    I don't have lower abs! Everything seems to be stuck to my middle abs. I felt around for them I swear it, but they were nowhere to be found. I must be a freak of nature. I'm missing a set of abs. waaaahhhh...
    That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gia al Qamar View Post
    Finally, you need to isolate the 'lower abs' or the muscles just above the pubic bone (pretend you're putting on a VERY snug pair of pants...this is what you 'suck in' to get them on!)
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    Last edited by PriscillaAdum; 11-20-2007 at 05:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PriscillaAdum View Post
    I don't have lower abs! Everything seems to be stuck to my middle abs. I felt around for them I swear it, but they were nowhere to be found. I must be a freak of nature. I'm missing a set of abs. waaaahhhh...
    That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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    LOLOL! Nice try! But you do have em...you probably just haven't developed this muscle group and need to do so to execute MANY moves...not just flutters...but also full body undulations, hip work and, most importantly, mainting proper lower body alignment when dancing!!!
    Try this...lay on a carpeted surface, completely flat, then bend your knees and put your feet on the floor...try to curl your pubic bone towards your navel using ONLY your abs. It may only be a slight movement...but you'll feel the muscle group working...
    Gia
    Last edited by Gia al Qamar; 11-20-2007 at 05:15 PM. Reason: ya know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gia al Qamar View Post
    It JUST started snowing here in NJ! It's the pretty fluffy 'won't keep me from my appointed rounds' kind...so it's ok for me!!!
    Belly Rolls?
    What I typically call an undulation is a contraction of THREE muscles in the abdomen, contracted, and then released, in order from top to bottom.
    There are the 'upper abs' or the muscles around the upper rib cage-diaphragm. The middle abdominal muscle is easy to isolate...when we 'pull our tummies in' this is the muscle we use. If you contract just the middle abs, you'll see the area just above your belly button move back towards your spine!
    Finally, you need to isolate the 'lower abs' or the muscles just above the pubic bone (pretend you're putting on a VERY snug pair of pants...this is what you 'suck in' to get them on!)
    OK...to get rolling...
    First contract the muscle group around the diaphragm...DON'T release! Keep holding those 'upper' abs in while you contract the middle ab muscles...again...keep both those muscle groups contracted...then...contract the 'bottom' ab group. NOW...release, in order, the top, middle and bottom. Contract, contract, contract...release, release, release. This is what gives the illusion that your abs are rolling!
    Still having trouble?
    Try this...
    Lay back on your bed...you can prop your upper body on your elbows or pillows. Try it laying down. OR...get on all-fours (like a puppy!) and try contracting and releasing these muscle groups. Why? The force of gravity will HELP you contract the muscles/release the muscles, making it easier to train!
    Try it and let me know how you make out!!!
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    Keep practicing!!!
    Gia
    Thankyou Gia! I tried it and it must take time to get it...Practice over and over and over? I will try again tomorrow and someday I will get it! lol

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    I know you will!!! Keep practicing...but...do it after turkey day!!!
    Gia

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    It took me about 4 months of constantly feeling like I was trying to make myself throw up before finally understanding how to do a flutter If you can do a bellyroll first I've found that really helped me a lot in understanding what portion of my stomach I want to flutter and what muscles are involved. While bellyrolls and flutters are two whole different movements, the similarities go hand-in-hand

    When learning how to do a flutter, it finally "clicked" when I was being tickled REALLY hard one day. I put my hand on my stomach as I concentrated in expressing my laughter from my stomach area to lift and raise my stomach instead of lifting my shoulders when I use my chest to laugh. When I felt my stomach rapidly go up and down as I was laughing, I finally understood that's what I flutter is supposed to feel like

    Being ticklish I suppose ended up being a blessing in disguise in this case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gia al Qamar View Post
    I know you will!!! Keep practicing...but...do it after turkey day!!!
    Gia
    Gobble Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving! lol

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    Why would you want to do a flutter? It is one movement I just don't get! I can understand the need to know where the muscles are, how to move them (eg posture, undulations etc), but really I don't like the flutter. Am I odd? (don't answer that OK???!!)

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