February 3, 2010
This will teach you with how you can burn total fat and lose belly flab with these abdominal exercises for flat abs in just weeks.
In order to show off your abs, you have to burn off fat. To burn fat, you have to increase your metabolism by building lean muscle. If you swap 1 pound of fat with muscle will force your body to burn up to an additional 50 calories a day. These area directed moves work major muscle groups without adding a lot of bulk.
Abdominal exercises flex and strengthen up our internal organs to help them function correctly and thus keep us in great health. If you are suffer with period or back pain abdominal exercises are useful for you.
Ab Exercise # 1. Standard Crunches – This is done lying with your back flat against the floor with your ankles crossed and knees raised toward your chest. Your Hands can be put together in the front or placed behind the head with elbows straight out to the sides. Squeeze the abdomen muscles and lift your shoulders off the floor. Do not strain your neck and leave your lower back flat.
Ab Exercise # 2. V Style Crunches – Take a chair, sit on the edge of the seat with your arms straight down to the side and holding the seat. Keep your back straight. Lean the body back so it is at a 45 degree angle. Contract your abdomen muscles and lift the legs up toward the chest to make the knees form the second line of the V. This abs exercise works the lower abs. Keep your back straight with no arching of your lower back when lifting the legs.
Ab Exercise # 3. Leg lifts – A third good abdominal exercise to work the lower abs is to lie flat on the floor with your legs straight out, hands to your sides or under your buttocks and lift your legs about 5 – 12 inches off the floor and hold for a few seconds. Keep the position for as long as you can without straining your neck or arching your lower spine. Repeat this step as many times as you can. While doing the exercises keep your abdominal muscles tight and your lower back flat to the floor.
February 3, 2010
Adding an exercise routine during your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and keep you energy level at a normal rate. Keeping up with an exercise routine during pregnancy can strengthen your posture and lessen some common ailments such as fatigue and back pains. Evidence that physical activity may reduce the risk of gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy) has been found. Exercise can also relieve stress, and give you greater stamina that will be needed for labor and the delivery of your new child.
1. Consult with your obstetrician prior to starting any pregnancy exercise routine to make sure you do not have any problems.
2. Pick a safe form of exercise for your regular pregnancy exercise such as walking, swimming, low-impact aerobics and water aerobics.
3. Post first trimester, do not do pregnancy exercises or positions while lying flat on your back. This compresses blood vessels in your back and can reduce blood flow to the baby.
4. These sports are not considered to be safe as pregnancy exercise – scuba-diving, basketball, soccer or other impact sports, gymnastics, water or downhill skiing.
5. When you have a regular exercise routine such as running, cycling or strength training, be sure to check with your provider if you can continue them while pregnant.
6. Have your pregnancy exercise consist of at least 3 sessions per week.
7. Start slowly, perhaps only exercising for about 5-10 minutes at a time if you haven’t exercised in awhile.
8. Warm-up and stretch for at least 5-10 minutes. When done with exercise, do a slow cool down period for at least 5 minutes.
9. As you move into the later stages of pregnancy you should decrease your pregnancy exercise levels. Past 24 weeks of pregnancy your added body weight may limit motion and you may need to reduce your activity level.
10. If the following symptoms occur while exercising, stop and call your doctor:
* dizziness or feeling faint
* shortness of breath
* chest pains
* vaginal bleeding
* muscle weakness
* calf pain
* leaking vaginal fluid
September 18, 2009
This is going to be interesting and I’m sure will result in some sore legs and an awesome cardio workout. Every Friday for the cardio portion of the Fatloss Quickie Workout Program, Scott challenges us to do 100 squats. You’ll find the video for that workout below (Thanks for sharing that Scott).
As you know I’m also part of the Fatloss Quickie team Nicole Dean put together at NicoleOnTheNet.com. Today she stepped it up and challenged us to a Fat Loss Quickie Squat-Off. Stop by to join us or to see how I’m doing. Do consider joining in. She put together some fun prizes for us.
Here’s the squat challenge video.
If you haven’t had a chance to join The Fatloss Quickie Program, today’s the day to take action, get moving and become healthy, fit and lean.