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Last week I addressed the importance of eating right and making healthy choices. I hope the information I shared helped some of you live a little healthier this week. If last week wasn’t the week you decided to eat better, I challenge you to make this the week. This week I’m going to explain some tips on how to reduce belly fat while exposing your abdominal muscles. Remember that abs don’t just happen in the gym, they also happen in the kitchen.
I think we can all agree that nice abs look good. But what other health benefits do they provide? Your abdominals act as an anchor for muscles of the mid and lower back. If a person has a weak midsection, it forces the back muscles to work harder to provide support. This can often lead to injury. If a person has strong abdominals it can actually alleviate back pain and promote a more balanced body. Abdominal muscles also plays a huge role in our posture. When a person has weak abs, they tend to slouch. Strong abs support good posture by propping up your spine. As you can see, abs aren’t just visually appealing, they play a huge role in our overall well-being.
When most people think of abs they immediately think of the 6 pack. We all want to be able to hit the beach and show off our sexy abs. After all, when we see a person with defined abs, we automatically think of them as fit. They didn’t just get those abs overnight, it required hard work and dedication.
I’m going to share some exercises you can do at home to target every muscle of your abdomen.
Mountain Climbers: Repetitions 20-30
Start in a traditional plank-shoulders over hands and weight just on your toes.With core engaged, bring your right knee forward under your chest.Keep switching legs and began to speed up until you feel like running in place.
Lower Abdominal Muscles
Flutter Kick into Leg Lift Hold: 20-30 Seconds of Flutter Kicks and 20-30 seconds of
Leg Lift Hold
Lie on your back with legs extended and arms alongside or under hips, palms down.Lift your legs 4-6 inches off the floor.Keeps legs straight as you raise one leg and then alternate legs.Perform 20 repetitionsHold legs 4-6 inches off the ground for 20 seconds.
Upper Abdominal Muscles
Modified V-Sit : Repetitions 12-15
Lie on your back with legs 4-6 inches off the floor with arms straight by your side.Keep arms straight as you raise torso and bring your legs in, bending at the knee.Lower to starting position.Repeat 12-15 times.
Plank: Hold as long as you can
Lie face down, legs straight out behind you, knees and feet together.Bend your elbows with forearms facing each other.Support your weight on your forearms.Brace your abs and prop your body off the ground, forming a straight line from your head to your heels.Hold as long as you can.
I hope you find these helpful.