It always amazes me how some of these companies will tell us that the best abdominal exercises we can do are crunches and sit-ups. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you have to do ab workouts in order to see your abs. You can easily see why this can be funny, because you can do hundreds of sit-ups a day and still see no results.If you have a flabby stomach then you will never be able to see the fruits of your labor. This is why I suggest that you stay away from products that promote ab exercises for weight loss.
So how can you achieve a flatter stomach? To start you should take a look at your eating habits. You have to follow this simple process in order to lose weight, but just because it is simple doesn't mean it is easy. You have to take accountability for your poor eating habits and make sure that you get a well balance diets of all 5 food groups. If you wanted to you could try one of these "fad" diets and lose weight for the sunny season or you can be in fabulous shape for the rest of your life. I overheard that some of the people on the Biggest Loser tv show actually gained back all their weight. Its not a big shock though because the type of training and nutrition they had on the show. It was great to see people committed to changing the way they look and feel, if only they had the answers to truly losing body fat. If only they had the kind of information that I am going to share with you.
If you want to lose any kind of excess body fat then you will definitely want to stick to doing cardio workouts. The common misconception is that you must do cardio activities for an hour or so. Because of this misconception people just hop on a elliptical or treadmill machine and zone out at the tv. I would ask that you try to challenge yourself when you are at the gym, tv time is for when you are lounging around.Of course treadmill and elliptical exercises aren't bad for you, but you should be pushing yourself while at the gym. Just staring at a TV while leisurely doing your work out may not be cutting it.
There is a ton of abdominal fat exercises that you can do to reduce body fat. Be sure that you are constantly tricking your body into thinking it is doing something new. The thing is, the body gets bored really quickly so make sure that you are switching up your routines.
If you are going to work out on a treadmill or elliptical machine try to vary your workout.
Warm-up for 3-4 minutes at a fast walk or light jog
Interval 1 - run at 8.0 mi/hr for 1 minute
Interval 2 - walk at 4.0 mi/hr for 1.5 minutes
Interval 3 - run at 10.0 mi/hr for 1 minute
Interval 4 - walk at 4.0 mi/hr for 1.5 minutes
Repeat those 4 intervals 4 times for a very intense 20-minute workout.
Here are some quick abdominal fat exercises that you can do today.
· Renegade Dumbbell Rows - Start in the push up position with each hand on one dumbbell and alternate raising each dumbbell to your chest. Do 5 sets of 5 or 3 sets of 8.
· Mountain Climbers - Start in the push up position and shuffle your feet in and out so that your knees go under your chest. Do these in intervals between 20 - 60 seconds and see if you can't feel the burn.
· Front Squats - Kind of like doing a back squat except you rest the barbell on the front of your shoulders. It may take a bit of practice at first, so I would suggest asking for help until you can do it by yourself. Try doing 5 sets of 5 or 3-4 sets of 8.
These are just a few of some of the excellent exercises that you can do, instead of your average 3 sets of 10 routine.