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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fast Effective Abdominal Exercises...

I admit, one thing I’m not crazy about is abdominal exercises. Although I make sure to do them every single time I head to the gym, it’s probably not one of my favorite workouts, especially since I seem to do so many of them!

I recently found some great exercises that are really effective and they only take about 5 minutes of my time. Now I haven’t seen any real changes, but I have a lot of ‘stuff’ to get around lol. It seems like that mom pooch will always be there, but I’m determined to make it smaller and smaller and finally GET RID OF IT!

Eating right along with the right abdominal exercise to tighten up that core is key, also working out not for the sake of just having a better appearance helps out as well I found. When I started thinking I need to lose weight and exercise because I want to be healthier, I found that I started losing weight and keeping it off!

But to focus on one area today, here are some really great 5 minute exercises that I’ve found are helping me reduce belly fat

~ 2 sets of 10 on each side- medicine ball circle woodchops
Grab a 5-10lb medicine ball in the palms of your hands with your arms extended. Make a wide circle to one side and chop down to the alternate side of the body.

~ 2 sets of 20 Penguins
Lay on your back with your knees bent, feet planted on the floor. Lift your shoulders off the floor and grab the inside of one heel with the arm on that side and alternate sides to complete each set.

~ 2 sets of 30 Belly Busters
Get into plank position. Then lift your butt up high into the air and bring it back down, keeping your back and your legs straight. Use the strength in your abdominal's to bring your butt up and down without allowing your back to curve.

1 comment:

Donna said...

You've outlined some great tips. I too am not so crazy about abdominal exercises but if you know how to do them, they are much easier and fun.
Also, I noticed that you'll have huge success with abdominal exercises if you do a little cardio exercises every day. Just to burn the fat a little.