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Stomach Fat Melting Ab Workouts

Stomach Fat Melting Ab Workouts

Much in the way a tree’s trunk supports a tree, holding the tree up, keeping it strong and upright against the strongest of winds, our core’s hold us up and straight.

Let’s be honest: crunches aren’t the most exciting of exercises. And they’re not always the most effective way to tone your abs anyway.

However part of the motivational aspect of gaining enhanced fitness is in realizing and appreciating changes to appearance, well defined abs that are the envy of our peers are undeniably attractive for any man and boosts body confidence to no end.

Stomach Fat Melting Ab Workouts
Furthermore having a strong core helps us with our posture, keeps us straight when bending over and lifting. It’s key to our overall strength and health, so be sure not to ignore your midsection, and build that strength and conditioning with the movements on this list.

Abs: everyone wants ’em, but the vast majority of us don’t know how to build them. Boring old crunches have history and tradition behind them, but they just aren’t a very effective core exercise. There are better ways to exercise your core. Let me show you how it’s done!

If you’re accustomed to doing hundreds of sit-ups every day, your world is about to get rocked. These abdominal movements are effective, intense, and perfect for any fitness goal!

Abs With Kettlebells

Sit on the floor or gym mat with your knees bent and your legs together. Position a kettlebell in front of you by the horns with your elbows bent. Lift your feet off the floor and find your balance sweet spot on your tailbone.

Twist to the right and touch the kettlebell to the floor, then immediately twist to the left and repeat. Continue by alternating sides and repeat in iterations of 25.

Tip: Make sure your abs, not your arms, are twisting your torso and the kettlebell from side to side as using the arm will lessen the benefit.

Stand with your feet shoulder-with apart and turn your left foot out. Hold the kettlebell in your right hand, straight up in the air over your shoulder. Place your left hand on the outside of your left thigh. Turn your head to look up toward the kettlebell.

Kick your right hip to the side, and then drop slowly down toward your left ankle, sliding your left hand down along the outside of your leg. Keep your right arm straight up and the kettlebell in the air. When you’ve gone as low as you can, reverse the movement and return to a standing position. Do all reps on one side before switching.

Tip: Actively press the weight up toward the ceiling to engage your shoulder, back, chest, and inner abdominal muscles to hold it steady.

Abs With the TRX

Attach an ankle strap to a cable and lower the pulley to the bottom of the machine. Sit in front of the machine with your legs together. Secure the ankle strap around both ankles, then lie back on the floor. Lift your legs over your hips, with knees bent 90 degrees. Extend your arms along your sides.

TRX ABS Exercise One

Lift your hips and bring your knees toward your head as far as you can. Keep your knees bent. Pause a moment at the top, then slowly uncurl to the start, resisting the pull of the machine on the return. If you like using a TRX for strength building then you will enjoy and appreciate these strength building TRX exercises also.

Tip: Use a lighter weight for this move, and focus on control and form.

TRX ABS Exercise Two

Attach a rope to a cable and raise the pulley. Hold a rope end in each hand. Kneel on the floor in front of the machine and draw the ends of the rope to either side of your head so your hands are by your ears. Lock your arms in place.

Keeping your hips steady, curl down and reach your elbows toward your quads, contracting your abs and exhaling hard. Pause a moment, then slowly return to the start.

Tip: With this move, a little hyper extension at the top is OK in order to eke out a little extra range of motion.

TRX ABS Exercise Three

Set the TRX 4-6 inches above the floor. Place your hands on the floor underneath your shoulders and secure your feet in the cradles, laces down. Extend your legs so you’re in a suspended plank with your feet a little lower than your hips.

Keeping your legs straight and together, swing them to the right by squeezing your obliques and pulling your hip up toward your rib cage. After a pause, swing to the left by squeezing on the opposite side.

Tip: Always make sure your hips are higher than your feet, to protect your lower back.

Set the TRX 4-6 inches above the floor. Place your hands on the floor underneath your shoulders and secure your feet in the cradles, laces down. Extend your legs so you’re in a suspended plank with your feet a little lower than your hips.

Keeping your legs straight and together, lift your hips toward the ceiling and contract your abs to come into a pike. Your arms and back should be straight. Pause a moment at the peak, then slowly lower back to the start.

Tip: Press down into your hands as you lift your hips to improve stability.

Using the Imaginary Rope

Lie on your back with your knees bent, keep your feet flat on the floor, and your lower back arching as naturally as possible. Try to imagine that there is a rope hanging down from the ceiling and dropping right through your chest and that you are going to be doing some rope climbing. Reach up with both arms toward the rope and curl your head and shoulders up off the floor.

Reach up with your hands and grab the invisible rope and “climb” up the rope, twisting from side to side and lifting up while keeping your head and shoulders completely off the ground.

Tip: The higher you reach, the more your obliques are engaged.

Abs Toning With the Plank

Get into plank position with your hands underneath your shoulders and your head, hips, and heels in line and hold position firm.

With your hands as the pivot point, walk your feet around in a circle. Go one complete revolution in each direction to complete one rep.

Tip: Keep strict plank form, even while you’re moving. Your hips should be low, your head neutral, and your spine straight.

Now that you know the movements, here’s how to put them into routines. These five are excellent places to start. Once you get the hang of them, mix and match these movements to create your own killer core workout!

Endurance is an important component of abdominal training, because your abs and core need to stabilize your spine and control your movements all day long. This workout uses moderate weight and higher reps to push that threshold of endurance to the limit, making you stronger, leaner, and tighter.

This program hits your total core in less than 10 minutes, so it’s perfect for the end of a workout. Do each move for one minute, using good form and remembering to breathe.

Rest as little as possible between moves to elevate your heart rate and your metabolism. Go through the abs toning routine once for a five minute ab blast or twice for a crazy hard finisher that will rock your world.

Male Fitness Mike
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