The American Exercise Council (ACE) says certain exercises are better than others even though they target the same area. Not all will be equally effective for you!
Let’s talk about our belly or abdominal area. Are you one of those people where your belly is a problem area and you are not satisfied with what you see? Are you one of those people who are interested in keeping your stomach flat but don’t want to leave the house?
Well, we have good news for you, and this article can help you exercise at home.
If you’re looking for a way to lose excess belly fat, what you really need is cardio first to help you shed a few extra pounds, and then the next logical step is training focused on your abs.
Now that you know all this, let’s see what makes a home workout routine a good home workout routine. The key is in the range and a number of muscles in the abdomen, that is, the wider the range, the more muscles will be affected and work, the better.
We offer you three very complete abdominal exercises:
Sit-ups are simple and easy.
Research has shown that traditional crunches can be very effective in toning the abdominal area. No need to work out with intricate and expensive gadgets. Doing sit-ups is simple and effective and that’s just what you need.
It’s quick and easy and after you’ve gotten used to this type of exercise, you’ll notice that your entire core is stronger too. The great thing about planks is that they can be easily modified into more intense exercises.
The squat exercise.
And again, a simple, effective, and easy exercise to do at home, approved by fitness experts.
These are three great ab-focused exercises that you can easily do (almost) anywhere. Of course, you can find many more exercises, feel free to try them! But this article is a good starting point.
Try them all and see which one works best for you and is your favorite. And although there are three different exercises, you will be able to check which one is the most effective for you and which one you like the most.
Remember that you must commit to your schedule and have balanced results.
First, you have to lie on the mat, keep your knees bent, your back and feet flat, and your hands supporting your head. Next, raise your shoulders, tighten your abs, and hold for 1-2 seconds, then slowly return to the starting position and repeat until you complete the set.
Correct form and breathing pattern: when doing crunches you should keep your head in a neutral position, with your eyes on the ceiling and your chin off your chest. Exhale as you do the crunches, keep your core muscles tight and engaged, and keep your elbows out.
Try to do between 10 and 15 repetitions.
First, you have to get into a push-up position, with your elbows under your shoulders and your feet hip-width apart. Next, bend your elbows and support your weight on your forearms and the balls of your feet, keeping your body in a straight line, and then hold as long as possible.
Proper Form and Breathing Pattern: Keep your core tight, abs tight, breathe slowly and deeply and keep your body in a straight line from head to toe.
Try to do several planks holding as long as you can.
First, you have to stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and then bend your knees, press your hips back and stop the movement when your hip joint is slightly lower than your knees.
You should press your heels into the ground to return to the starting position, then repeat until you complete the set.
Proper form and breathing pattern: when squatting keep your back in alignment, keep your chest up and your hips back, and don’t let your knees extend past your toes and put pressure on the heels of your feet. You have to breathe in when you squat down and breathe out when you go up.