Today it's all about getting amazing abs! Out of shape abdominals can lead to back pain and poor posture, so let's tackle those abs and get them strong, with this brand new Amazing Abs video. Most of us could use some extra abdominal workout, and this video will help with that. (And for more targeted workouts, start your free trial of my Whole Body Plan!!)I am proud to say that my tummy is flat and firm - and the secret to this is consistency. I work my abs and back at least three times per week, or for a few minutes each day. This is especially important after the age of forty, when ab muscles may not be a priority. But they should be, no matter what your age! And the good news is that ab muscles respond quickly to toning.
My Amazing Abs VideoIt can help you to tone up those ab muscles - especially these areas:
- The rectus abdominus. This is the front part of your abs. If you you tend to have a "pooch" in front, you'll want to focus on working on this section of your body.
- The transverse abdominus. This is the deepest of the abdominal muscles, and acts sort like a girdle. It is important to engage this muscle, as it helps with spine stability.
- The inner and outer obliques. These are the sides of your waistline - think of them as your "love handle" area, and work on these to get your waist slimmer and trimmer!
Four Tips For Amazing Abs:
- During floor exercises, keep your lower back pressed firmly to the floor throughout the movement.
- To prevent unnecessary strain to your neck and upper back, don't pull on the back of your head to lift yourself - use your abs instead.
- Exhale as you contract or "crunch," and inhale as you release; it may seem awkward, but it's key to a flat, firm tummy!
- Slower is better to make sure you're using your muscles, not momentum.