Over the last few days I've shared some awesome strategies to help you blast fat from your body in double quick time.
Today I want to discuss how some simple changes in your ab workouts will boost your 6-pack... Let me reassure you though that getting great abs isn't as hard as you think. It really is a matter of knowing what works for your body...
...and that includes DITCHING the sits up!
Not only do they NOT work, but done incorrectly and you'll damage your neck and spine. Crunches are great for beginners, but in truth, they aren't the most effective ab exercise at all. The key to successful abdominal training is to use a variation of effective exercises.
Instead, try isometric movements like the plank and side plank to really work your core muscles and experiment with equipment such as the stability ball to add variation to your workouts. Core workouts don't 'build' the muscle the way traditional ab workouts do (which incidentally can make your belly look bigger and more rounded), but instead pull the deeper ab muscles in, tightening and flattening abs beautifully.
Here's how to do the plank:
Start on elbows and knees, locking hands together. Straighten legs and raise your body so that you're supported by the balls of your feet, with feet hip-distance apart. Face the floor, being careful not to arch your back or stick your bottom in the air.
Tighten the abs, pulling them in as if you were trying to button up a tight pair of jeans. Hold this position for 45 seconds to begin with, extending the time as you get stronger.
Here's how to do the side plank:
Lie on your right side, propped up on your elbow. Let your left foot rest on top of your right, and then push your body up so that your body forms a perfect triangle with the floor. Don't let your left shoulder roll forward or back. Hold the position for as long as you can, tightening your abs and then repeat on the other side.
If you don't do any other exercises, make sure you include these two to really flatten and tone your abs.
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Here's to your fat-fighting success,
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P.P.S. Next time I'll talk to you about how different types of training affect your fat-loss results.