If you think all those crunches and sit-ups you watch in the fitness videos are going to give you a six-pack, you’re not mistaken. Although burning away the fat deposits is never an easy task,you will need to ensure that you perform the right kind of cardiovascular exercises to leave your belly flabs behind.
Some of the effective cardio workouts include jogging, walking, bicycling, swimming and aerobics. Fitness experts suggest either to perform high-intensity interval training (HIIT), very low-intensity cardio (which includes walking) or a mixture of the two. The effectiveness of this mixed workout will be visible in a short period of time as you start appearing more toned and less and less flabby.
You just can’t work only on your abs to attain the best results. You will need to work on the larger muscle groups present in your body. The aim should be to add muscle mass to your body while gradually burning away the fat deposits. The larger muscle groups that you need to concentrate upon include:
Remember that muscle development exercises fuel your body’s metabolism and you will have to follow a special diet while performing them for optimal results. The food you eat keeps feeding the muscles instead of the troubled spots in the body. Your well-conditioned heart also pumps in more blood to help you assimilate the food faster. As a result of this overall golden combination, your stomach gets rid of the flab deposits.
Make sure that you perform the exercises for the abs at the very end of your workout. This allows you to use the fat which you already have to perform all other physical activities that you decide to do:
However, the core workouts are still vital to perform on a regular basis. Go for the crunches and Janda sit-ups if you want to work on the largest muscle in your abdomen, the rectus abdominis. You also need to focus on the internal and external obliques which are located on the two sides of the rectus abdominis. These muscles will help you to bend sideways at the spine or twist your waist. These muscles also compress the abdomen by contracting themselves. You must work on all these three muscles to avail a comprehensive result. Doing side bends with the dumbbell and adding some twist to the crunches are permissible. Make sure NOT to perform any jerky motion while doing any of these things. It might gift you a back problem and such problems are likely to linger a lifetime.
Below the obliques, you have the transversus abdominal muscles on both sides. Women who want to lose flab post-pregnancy should work on these muscles. Raising the legs instead of the upper body is the right exercise to strengthen your transversus.
Yoga : This is unquestionably the best option to strengthen your body. Particularly the back and the abs. It helps you in having an improved posture, giving you a leaner and taller appearance.
Pilates and mat-based exercise regimens : These also prove to be a great and effective option.
Remember the bottom line; your dedication and hard work are the keys to get rid of the fat in your torso.