OK onto a good old side plank. This may give you a welcome breather but you need to complete 45 seconds each side before moving on to the next exercise. Make sure your body alignment is straight and only ankles and forearms are on the floor. The resting arm should be at your side or if you want to make a little harder bring your hand to the back of your head.
It is highly recommended that your cardiovascular workouts last for at least 30 minutes a day. They should be performed no less than five days per week for fat burning. The key is to stay consistent. Results are never achieved overnight, so the best thing to do would be to stick with it. These types of workouts for abs do not have to be boring as some might imagine. You have the choice to alternate cycling, walking, running, jogging, dancing, or any other type of cardiovascular activity that interests you.
Your abs is just like any other muscle group in your body. Therefore, you need to work it in the same manner as you do with your other muscles. You need to give your abs hard and direct training with enough rest in between sessions. A good rule of thumb is to do another abs workout only when your abs is no longer sore from the previous session. You should also remember that the most effective way to work your abs involves not only a good workout routine, but also a good nutrition plan.
The purpose of setting goals is not to become the next Michael Phelps but to give you something measurable to strive for, to work hard to achieve. If you’re determined to be able to complete 50 laps in 6 months, you will put in a lot more effort in the pool to achieve this. This will make you workout harder will will also be good for your abs.
In fact, here is a little secret most fitness trainers won’t tell you. Sit ups are one of the least effective exercises you can do if you want to get ripped, washboard abs. Yes, I said it; so much for the Ab-Blaster 2500 and the endless series of crunches. It is best to do short, intense workouts 2-3 times a week. Keep your reps down to about 15 – 25 per exercise and do about 2- 4 sets. Focus on correct form and contracting your muscles throughout the movement; quality counts here much more than quantity.
This is another excellent exercise for your abs. To perform, lie down on a decline bench with your legs held secure at the top end. Hold a dumbbell or weight plate between your hands and position it just above your chest. Slowly roll your shoulders off the bench while pushing the small of your back down. Contract your abdominal muscles at the top of the movement while you exhale. Hold the contraction for one second and then slowly bring your shoulders back down. Remember to keep your elbows in throughout the movement and avoid using momentum to lift your shoulders up.
As you squeeze the lower portion of the stomach and push the lower back to the floor crunch up; hold this position for one second before returning to the floor. Repeat for ten repetitions, a tingling sensation in the lower abdominal muscles or upper region of the pelvis is normal.
If you answered the latter, you are way ahead of most people that are taken in by the lies of the pseudo-fitness hucksters who want to steal your hard earned money. You can buy every wacky piece of equipment and fat burning pill out there, do thousands of crunches and sit ups, read all the how-to books and magazines you can find.but if you don’t start in the kitchen.you will only be wasting valuable time and money.