Here’s a great abs tutorial on the muscles that form your core. For a flat belly you have to target all the muscles of your waistline. Try this Oblique Trimmer from my Daily Workout TV Show that I filmed in the Caribbean a few years back.
“Feel My Tummy” has been a mantra of mine, ever since I started my career 30 years ago–on TV shows, with celebrities, in business meetings. You can’t believe how many people I’ve had feel my tummy, it’s become a fun joke with my friends. I’ve even had Presidents of the United States feel my tummy, can you believe it?!! It’s been a fun way to introduce myself. So even if I’m busy, I get in my 3 minutes a day of target toning my tummy, along with eating right and 30-minutes a day of cardio and muscle conditioning.
Your abs are your powerhouse! They are the center—the CORE of your body. Working those muscles and making them lean and strong will not only give you a sexy, flat tummy but it will also support your spine while you sculpt a toned physique.
Four muscles make up your abdominals: the rectus abdominus, the internal and external obliques, and the transverse abdominis. Your rectus abdominus forms the “six pack,” the front of your abs that reaches vertically from your sternum to your pelvic bone. A traditional sit-up or crunch focuses on those muscles. The plank is one of the best exercises for your transverse abdominus muscles. To zero in on the internal and external obliques, it’s always done with a slight twist, like a bicycle. The move in my Trainer’s Tip is another variation that also targets your obliques.
By adding oblique crunches to your abdominal exercise routine, you’ll be focusing on your entire midsection when you workout. This will improve your posture and help to reduce back pain, as well!
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Love always from Your Personal Trainer,