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Body Crunches for Superior Abs

Virtually all exercises require us to use our abdominal muscles for stability or mobility, so the abs get a synergistic workout when we do squats, for example.


Capoeira Workout for a Toned Belly

This Afro-Brazilian martial art was created in the form of a dance, in an effort to disguise its martial art application. Capoeira is performed to music, and features acrobatic moves that secretly double as defensive and offensive moves. These Brazilian ab exercises are designed to target every muscle in your core to achieve a flat, toned belly.


The bicycle kick: effective for the rectus abdominus

A study of 30 healthy women and men, ages 20-45, sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and led by Peter Francis, Ph.D., at the Biomechanics Lab at San Diego State University, compared 13 of the most common abdominal exercises and ranked them from most to least effective.

 

Tummy Flatteners

The hundreds of exercises and complicated pieces of equipment that claim to ‘iron out’ your stomach can get confusing-as can doing millions of exercises and not seeing any results. Read on to find out to find out the tummy-flatteners that really work.


Ballast Ball Workout for Killer Abs

A strong abdominal region (abdominal, lower back and hip muscles) stabilizes your spine and acts as a link in the transmission of power between the upper and lower body. The Ballast ball, forces the body to adapt to unusual positions and creates a manageable surface on which to train. The stability-ball exercises recruit many stabilizing muscles, which aids in the enhancement of muscular strength and endurance.

 


7 Steps to Trim Torsos

The stomach muscles are often some of the weakest in a woman's body and we tend to make up for this fact up letting the back take the strain. Read on.....

 

Crunch: An Ineffective Ab Exercise

According to ACE commissioned study, on what is the best, most efficient route to tighter abs? The Biomechanics Lab at San Diego State University revealed a unique look at 13 of the most common abdominal exercises, ranking them best to worst.

 

Time to get your abs ready for Summer

Abs are your body's center of power and provide core strength. Strong abs aid balance, help prevent lower back injuries and promote good posture. Consistent abdominal workouts (10-15 min, 4-5x per week) performed correctly are not just for physical well being, but for aesthetics too.

 

 

Three edged answer to Love handles
Women tend to accumulate it in their hips, buttocks, and thighs, and men tend to accumulate it in their abdomen. The fat that accumulates on the hips, thighs, and buttocks, although perhaps not cosmetically appealing, is not dangerous for your health. Read on....

 

A workout to build your midsection
The midsection sits on the front and sides of the lower half of the torso, originating along the rib cage and attaching along the pelvis. It is composed of several muscles.

The Fitness Ball: a challenge for your abs

The fitness ball — basically a big, somewhat bouncy ball — was supposedly developed by a physical therapist to rehabilitate back, knee, and hip injuries, but they can do a whole lot more.

 

 

Yoga Asanas for Reducing Abdominal Fat

The most dangerous fat lies around the organs, deep within the belly. The fat in the abdominal area functions differently than fat elsewhere in the body. It has a greater blood supply as well as more receptors for cortisol, a stress hormone. With high stress and, consequently, high cortisol levels, more fat is deposited in the abdominal area.


 

The Secret To Well Toned Abdominals Muscles

Abs are your body's center of power and provide core strength. Strong abs aid balance, help prevent lower back injuries and promote good posture. Consistent abdominal workouts (10-15 min, 4-5x per week) performed correctly are not just for physical well being, but for aesthetics too. The secret to developing great abs lies in treating your body as a complete unit.

 

Getting Tough With AB Muscles
If your stomach muscles begin to bulge or quiver at any time during these exercises- just stop for you are doing something that is beyond them. Read on....

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