More Fitness Tips
Guest Blogger Loveablepsycho has offered some more fitness tips including different exercises and other ways to get it in
Six-pack abs are something that everyone would like to have…but not everyone is willing to work for them. They’re pretty hard to attain, despite what the infomercials in the middle of the night tell you. It takes a combination of exercise and healthy eating to get them. We all have six pack abs somewhere under that belly chub. The key is burning enough fat so they can be seen. That’s where the problems set in. You’d have to eat more vegetables if you aren’t already, and then cut out most, if not all of the sugary drinks…especially soda. Hope you didn’t faint when you read that. But yes, those things need to be accomplished if you want to see at the very least, a 4 pack. I say a 4 pack, because the fat on the lower abs are the hardest to get rid of. But the way to fight it is to work the lower abs directly.
The way to target your lower abs is pretty easy when you think about it. All it really takes is all the abs exercises that have you raising your legs. Some of you should find that incredibly easy (*side eye*). Here’s some examples…
Now, if the first thought that popped into your head was, “I’m not doin’ that sh*t.”, then you’ve already lost. Why not at least try the sh*t? If you won’t even try, you may as well stop reading this now. There’s no way to work around your abs. You can run and do all kinds of cardio, and it’ll definitely burn fat and keep you in shape, sure. But that alone won’t get you nice looking abs. Not unless you’re blessed with a ridiculous metabolism, in which case do what you do.
But if you’re like me, and have to work hard for results, then yeah, you may wanna at least attempt some of those exercises. I gave up on a six pack a long time ago. I’m happy with strong abs, and a really strong core. As long as my stomach isn’t laying in my lap, or belt, I’m good.
Wait, I didn’t mention your core. You also should work your core, which would be the layer of muscles underneath the abdominal muscles. You can work those by doing these…
This right here is definitely a core worker. Balance yourself on a exercise ball, the same kind you see people work their abs on, and….that’s it. This is how it works: you balance yourself, not only with your legs, but with your midsection. You keep it nice and tight, and the longer you do, the more you work it.
This right here also works the core. Basically most core exercises will have you holding the same position. Don’t sleep on it though, the shit hurts if you do it correctly.
<— This right here to the left, is the Plank. Modified pushup position, on your forearms, and hold yourself there while keeping your abs tight, and keeping your back from sagging down. Just hold it until you can’t anymore.
So yeah, that’s pretty much the basics of how to effectively work your lower abs and core. It takes a lot to get great abs because you have upper abs, lower abs, obliques (love handles) and your core. A lot of people don’t even know all of that. Even if you don’t care for a fully blown six pack, you can get into great shape by doing these things. Core exercises also help strengthen your lower back btw….so I think having a strong midsection is worth the effort of hanging precariously from a bar and flailing your legs this way and that…try it. Or there’s always plan B….
It’s up to you.