Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Basic Abdominal Exercises


If it's six pack abs that you're after, daily abdominal exercises are the key to reaching your goal. There are a variety of effective abdominal exercises that you can try out to find which one is best for you. Or, for maximum results, you can combine a few different abdominal exercises or alternate between your favorites.

Probably the simplest, and most popular, abdominal exercise is the crunch. Lying on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat will get your crunch started. Some people like to place their fingertips to the sides of the head, just behind the ears, while others like to do crunches with their arms crossed over their chest. Either way, the next step is to push your lower back to the floor and hold that while you crunch your abdominal muscles to lift your shoulders a few inches off the floor.

To mix things up a bit, you could add an exercise ball to your crunch. You will want to sit on the exercise ball with your feet flat on the floor. Slowly let the ball roll as you lie back until your thighs and torso are parallel with the floor. Then you will contract your abs, raising your torso no more than 45 degrees. The exercise ball is a lot of fun and can really help keep you from getting too bored with your usual abdominal exercises.

Whichever abdominal exercises you determine to be the best route to six pack city, don't overdo it and end up having to postpone your trip. You should always check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program and of course you can't forget to stretch.

James is a published author at Fitness Freaks, a site dedicted to bringing you up to date information on Health and Fitness related topics. For more great articles, visit our Fitness Articles page.


MORE RESOURCES:

nwitimes.com

Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder
nwitimes.com
Instead, you must understand how your body responds to a variety of workout intensities and train your body to be metabolically flexible while using fat and carbohydrates at the right times during exercise. Teaching your body how to use these fuels at ...



Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Clarksville man skates to relax, exercise
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
While he finds skating relaxing for his mind, it provides plenty of exercise for his body. Rolling swiftly around the floor, shifting his body, legs and arms to the rollicking rhythms, Austin's thoughts are not on Monday and returning to his job at ...



Why Do So Many Exercises Have Foreign Names
STACK News
Have you ever noticed how many of the exercises and exercise equipment athletes use today have foreign names—e.g., Romanian Deadlifts, Bulgarian Split Squats, the Swiss Ball. Why are so many exercises named after foreign countries and how did they ...

and more »


Personal Liberty Digest

How to exercise for the apocalypse when you hate exercising
Personal Liberty Digest
I hate exercise! I shouldn't say that I outright hate all exercise, just most of it. My guess is that I am not alone on this issue. The ironic thing is that I love how I feel after I exercise and the endorphins are flowing, but I hate the process that ...



Well Being: Author warns of dangers of exercise
Philly.com
This is the time when many of us pledge to do better in the new year. Among the top resolutions routinely are to lose weight and get more exercise. Before joining the health club or buying fitness equipment, you may want to read a provocative new book, ...



Why Burpees Are The Exercise That Seriously Cranks Up Your Metabolism
The Post Game (blog)
Burpees make everything burn: Your muscles, your lungs, and most importantly, a ton of calories. The exercise -- which entails going from pushup position to a jump and back to a pushup position again -- is so tough that performing about 10 fast-paced ...



New York Times (blog)

Exercise to Lose Weight? Stay Warm
New York Times (blog)
If you're hoping that exercise might keep you from gaining weight this holiday season, you may want to dial up the thermostat and do your workout indoors. According to a surprising new study, exercising in chilly temperatures could undermine dieting ...



Fox News

The breathing exercise that may reduce anxiety
Fox News
Just before stepping up to the line, Kardian performed a deep diaphragmatic breathing exercise taught to him by his respiratory guru of two years, Belisa Vranich. "It brought a calm over me. I was able to maintain my positions and hit all my targets ...



Guardian Liberty Voice

Weight Training as Physical Exercise Reduces Abdominal Fat and More
Guardian Liberty Voice
Weight training, as part of any daily physical exercise routine, helps reduce abdominal fat and provides more benefits than aerobic exercise alone. While a recent study provided significant data showing that weight training keeps aging waistlines from ...



Exercise hour to aid local girls battling cancer
theday.com
At the event, Chandler will outline a brief history of the exercise before leading attendees through the practices. Qi gong was first practiced in China by Guo Lin, who used it in conjunction with other treatments for cancer, according to websites on ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.