That’s right, your abs and lower back muscles are there to stabilize the part of your body between your chest and pelvis, and it is stabilizing exercises that will train your ab muscles much more efficiently than crunches.
I like to say that the body has a short memory. That’s a good thing- it means that you can make a change for the positive, no matter how far gone you think you may be. A fat person Can become thin, and belly that looks like cookie dough Can become sleek and sexy. Yes, it can.
The next thing you should do to make your workouts for abs more effective is interval training. This is a type of cardio which involves bursts of high intensity work which is alternated with periods of rest or low activity. The choices of exercise you can choose from to reach this goal are running, cycling, and rowing, etc. As you change your pace, your body will burn more calories and the more work you put into this, the more fat is burnt off.
This is a variation of the classic leg pull-in exercise. It’s an excellent choice for working your lower abs. Begin the exercise by lying down on a flat bench with your legs hanging off of one end. Place your hands under your butt with your palms facing the bench and then hold your legs straight out. Slowly bend your knees as you pull your upper thighs towards your midsection. Pause for one second at the top of the movement and then slowly return to starting position. You may also do this exercise with a dumbbell held between your knees for added resistance.
The truth of the matter is that there is no magic workout for getting six-pack abs or a flat stomach. However, there are 2 methods that are commonly used. Surprisingly to many, both these workouts involve more weight training than direct ab exercises.
Another way to make your workouts far more effective is to lessen your sodium intake. Lots of sodium makes fats settle faster in your body. So you should avoid processed food. Every time you cook try not to put salt in your food.
As swimming is a cardio workout that does get your heart pumping, your muscles straining, and your body moving, it does burn calories and body fat. It doesn’t target belly fat specifically, no, but it does help to reduce fat from all over your body, your stomach included.
This is a great exercise that works the lower abdominals and can be done practically anywhere without any special equipment. Start by lying on the floor, preferably on a mat if you have one, and placing your hands under your butt (gluteus maximus) palms facing down to the floor and your legs straight out. Slowly bring your knees up and in towards your chest at the same time raise your chin in and towards your chest to have your knees and chin meet in the upwards position as close to the chest as possible. Then slowly lower your knees and chin back down and repeat for a total of 12-15 reps. Perform 3 sets. Alternatively, just like the previous two exercises, you can perform 2 sets of 20 reps.