Losing weight especially in the stomach area can be a difficult task as this is the place where the fat tends to build up. The reason for that is that we almost constantly use our arms and legs and the stomach is less affected by everyday exercise.
Most of us particularly ladies are more focused on weight loss than on the buildup of muscles and because of that getting the flat stomach can become very frustrating.
The cardio exercises are notenough when stomach fat is concerned and because of that you need to use exercises that can tone and shape your abdominal area. In this article we shall present you such exercises that can provide you with the stomach you have always wanted to have.
These exercises will not only help you to lose weight but as well as strengthen the stomach area, and in that way getting the body you have always wanted to have.
You have all heard of the crunch, this is the most popular exercise that strengthens the abdominal muscles and brings the ideal shape of your stomach.
Take a lying position and then pull up your knees. Make sure that your feet are flat on the floor. You can achieve better effects if you face the feet bottoms towards each other, but if you are a beginner just keep them on the ground.
In this position begin with the tightening of the abdominal muscles and then elevate the upper torso area away from the ground. Keep this position for a second and after that go back to the initial position. One repetition lasts about 3 seconds. Put your hands in whatever position you find it comfortable. Make certain that your abs are flexing and tightening.
The Scissors Exercise
You are again in a lying position with your backflaton the floor. Put your hands behind the head, and startcontracting the abs by elevating the left knee and then touching the right elbow with it. Change body sides and repeat the same movement.
One repetition is when both sides have done the exercise. Try to holdeach rep for 3 seconds. Perform 10 – 15 repetitions.
It may seem to you that this exercise is a complex one but it involves both cardio and muscle toning.
This type of plank does not involve any movement and there is no need for repetitions too. Nonetheless, you will have those toned limbs and strong abdominal muscles.
For this exercise you need to lie on the stomach and put the elbows on the floor with your forearms in front of you. Then, flex your abdominal muscles and slowly elevate your body from the ground.Only your toes and forearms should touch the floor. Stay like this as much as you can.
For this plank you need to maintain a straight body and keep the posture for 20 to 30 seconds. You can fortify your obliques by starting the exercise with one elbow, and then turn the body to the side. While doing this movement face your hips towards the ground. This movement is very beneficial for your side abs.
Make These Exercises a Routine
Do all these exercises in one go in a total time of around 90 seconds. Take a break for half a minute and repeat the set of exercises once again. Perform a total of 5 to 6 repetitions.
If you are a beginner and have the need for longer breaks, take them because it is of vital importance to protect your body from unnecessary injuries. In time you will have no need for longer breaks anymore and the excess fat will melt very quickly.
In total you will need only 10 minutes, and that is quite a little time for this routine, therefore make sure to implement it in your daily workout as the results are incredible.