Three simple ab workout routines to achieve those killer abs you want. Best thing? You can do these at home.
If you're looking to shed a few pounds off of your belly as well as to build some muscle, here are a few ab workouts to tone them. They will take you under a minute of workout routine and you can do them three times a week.
However, be aware that by merely working out your abs you will overdo the muscles in the abdominal part of your body. This part of your body holds fat and, therefore, by only doing these types of workouts, you'll strengthen the lipids inside your belly, thereby creating a kind of "frozen fat". And you don't want that, do you?
Jim White, owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios in Virginia Beach, points out that " working on your abs 7 times a week with no break only harms your muscles. It's advisable to work out your abs only three to four times a week."
When you do an abs workout you actually work out several muscles: legs, arms and the abs itself but also your neck. All of these come into play in such a way that rather than burning fat, all of it comes together in the waist and thighs. That's why fat filters through the skin provoking dermis sebosa, celulitis, blocked arteries and many other dangers than worsen over times. All of this is by doing the wrong workout routine. That's why we are sharing the right way to work out your abs and your waist.
Workout 1: Planks
Adopt a plank position and hold it for 20 seconds. Planks are formed by placing both forearms and tiptoes on the ground, face down and make a straight line that goes from your neck to your toes.
When to do them? Each morning, everyday. Rest on Sundays. After completing two weeks of this same exercise, try to do it early in the morning and late at night as well as adding 10 seconds progressively on your plank routine. Benefits: your abs will turn much harder and you'll notice them more tense each day. Try to hold your abs while you're suspended and don't let go until the routine is over.
Workout 2: Push-Ups
Adopt a push up position and lift your knees (one by one) towards your chest. Do 5 series of 20 reps nonstop. They won't take you more than 20 seconds.
When to do it: each morning, everyday. Rest on Sundays. Exactly like you did in the previous routine, repetitions (one in the morning and one at night). Benefits: you'll strengthen and tone your legs, abs, back and arms. However, you should tense each muscle to obtain better results.
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Workout 3: Single-Leg Mountain Climber
This is one the hardest but it's also the most effective. Adopt an all fours position (knees and palms placed on the ground). Strech tour right arm forward and your left backwards to suspend both in the aire. Do 5 series of 20 reps non stop for a little over 20 seconds.
When to do it: Each morning, everyday. Rest on Sundays. You can go from 5 series to 7 series and eventually after a few weeks you'll be able to do series of 10. Benefits: you'll strengthen each and everyone of your muscles, including arms, calves, and abs. You'll eventually obtain better physical condition.If you combine these simple routines with 30 minutes of cardio everyday, you'll be able to look at results much faster. Remember to add this to a simple and balanced diet, as well as plenty of water everyday. Don't forget to contract your muscles as much as you can when you do these ab workout routines. This will help you achieve better results in a shorter amount of time.
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