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Lose Fat & Regain Your Abs!

February 5, 2011

Many people who exercise regularly don’t always get the results they are after, this can be because like any other activity you can get stuck in a rut with the same training week in week. If your Ab program no longer challenges you, its time to kick start the New Year with exercises and advice on abdomen workouts that will help you obtain the ultimate Ab six pack.

You have four tummy muscles . The most commonly trained stomach muscle is your six-pack muscle, which runs from your ribcage down to your hip bones. Your side muscles internal and external make up the next two. You have a deeper and outer layer on both sides. If you train these muscles then this will shape your waistline. Below are a few exercises that will help you get started, Before you complete the following exercises you should always start with a short warm .

Medicine Ball Throw

Areas Trained -Stomach, core and lower back

*Sit with your knees bent, holding a Medicine Ball on your chest.

*Lean backwards until you feel tension in your stomach muscles.

*Throw the Medicine Ball up in the air, catch and repeat.

Ensure your Belly button is pulled in.

The higher you throw the ball the harder your stomach will have to work.

 

Long Lever Crunches

Areas Trained-Stomach

*Lie on your back with your right arm extended above your head, your right leg straight with your left knee bent.

*Lift your upper and lower body towards each other, bringing your extended right leg level with your left knee`s height, and lower down slowly.

* Repeat to complete one set, then repeat with your left arm and left leg extended.

 

Crunches with legs at 90 degrees

Areas Trained -Stomach

*Lie on your back with your legs at 90 degrees

*Put your hands next to your temples and look up.

*Lift your shoulders two inches off the floor, relax and repeat.

Don’t pull your knees in towards your chest.

Keep looking at the same point throughout the movement.

 

Squat with rotations

Areas Trained -Stomach, bum and side muscles

*Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding one dumbbell with both hands at chest height.

*Squat down, bending at the hips and knees. As you return to standing, twist through your waist and raise your right leg upwards and across your body, towards left elbow.

*Squat down again and repeat on the other side. Continue, alternating sides.

 

For best results

*Perform the exercises slowly. Don’t bounce or use the body’s momentum to do the exercise.

*Never sacrifice quality for quantity.

* Stop and rest if you need to.

Good luck & please let us know how you get on!

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