One of the toughest things when it comes to losing weight is probably dropping your stomach fat.
How many of you have faced the same thing over and over again, you start exercising and you notice big changes on your face, your arm and leg muscles are defined and even your back is less flabby but it seems like your stomach hasn’t still undergone a progress changes?
One of the main reasons is when exercising woman very often misconfuse the fact that exercising few more exercises will make them build enormous muscles and immediately transform them into a hulk, the thing they detest, so false . Moreover well build muscles can make you look thinner, especially in your stomach area.
Keep on doing particularly and only cardio exercises, will not help you build your muscles and shape your body, but it will only provide you with a mini version of you.
That’s why we have some exercises that will not only help you lose weight but also tone and build your abs. Getting the body you want doesn’t have to be a science fiction anymore.
The famous crunch is the ancestor of all the abs exercise. What makes him superior is his simplicity and effectiveness .
To start off you need to lay with your back on the ground, your knees are up and your feet are kept flat on the ground. For an extra challenge you can place the bottoms of your feet facing each other, but if you are beginner stick to the rule of keeping your feet flat on the ground.
While laying flat on your back, flex your ab muscles and lift the upper half of your torso as high off of the ground as possible. Hold this position for one second and then slowly lower yourself again on the ground. It will take you 3 seconds for completing one repetition. Perform 10 repetitions for completing one set.
What is most important in the crunch exercise is to always feel tension in your abs.
Being an isometric exercise, it means that the plank is the type of neither repetitions nor movements demanding exercise. But besides being fixed, Several studies have found isometric exercises to be effective at burning fat as well as building muscle due to the fact that they raise the temperature of deep muscle tissue.
Performing a plank, requires you to lay on your stomach on the ground. Your elbows are also on the ground and your forearms out in front of you. You flex your abs and lift your body up off the floor. So the only body parts touching the ground should be your toes and forearms.
Crucial when performing a plank is keeping your body as straight as possible for 20-30 sec, but you can increase the time as you progress.
Although one of the most complex moves, this exercise is a great mix of getting some cardio and muscle build at the same time.
Lie on your back with your hands cupping the back of your head. Flexing your abs, bring your left knee up so that it touches your right elbow, and then alternate with your right knee touching your left elbow.
Your legs should look like they are performing a cycling motion, similar to riding a bike. Complete 10-15 repetitions or 30 sec worth each of them.
As a routine you should always perform the exercises consecutively , each taking 90 sec. in total. Make a short 30sec break and then repeat this cycle at least five to six times again.
Don’t be immediately discouraged because you needed longer breaks in the first level or two. You can even have 1 minute rest depending on your fitness level.
All in all this 10 minutes routine may seem a short period of time, but it will immediately provide you with noticeable improvements that you can’t resist .