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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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
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 Fitness Ball: a challenge for your abs
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 — 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.
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.
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
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....