Ab Workouts

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  1. MANASIAC

    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I wanted to share with the Destee family a solution I found to getting better abs:

    1. No Situps Crunches Only.

    Situps not only hurt your lower back, but they are really ineffective.

    If you do about 4 to 8 sets of crunches (15 to 25 reps per set) you will be well on your way to good abs. I would reccomend doing these at least once a day, because the ab muscles are very tough to work.

    2. DIET OF FIBER and CARBS REQUIRED.

    In order to keep your tummy lean and trim, you should add fiber to your diet. Fiber decreases your glucose levels, and fat levels tremoundsly. You want about 25 grams in your diet.

    http://www.healthcastle.com/nutrition-weightloss-flatab.shtml

    A Very good link about Fiber and Carbs. And other valuable ab info.

    3. Stress.

    Contray to popular belief. Stress can keep you so fresh and so flabby. One good way of relieving stress is walking or doing some light jogging. The reason why I recommend these two is because you are relieving your stress, and burning calories at the same time, which over time will aid to a leaner stomach.

    Hope this helps...

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    WOW!!!! Thank you very much... I will start this with the quickness! Is this more effective if someone is holding my feet? Or could I use the couch?
     
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    The Crunches generally work better when someone is holding your feet or if you use the couch.

    Or you can do them witn your feet against the wall too.
     
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    um, what is a crunch?
     
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    WELL HE COULD BE REFERRING 2 ONE OF 2 THINGS HERE:

    cAPTAIN cRUCNH.. WHOLE OAT CEREAL! mAKES A CRUNCH WHEN YOU EAT IT!


    OR cRUNCH N mUNCH- CARMELIZED POPCORN WITH NUTS.. ALSO GIVES THAT CRUNCH EFFECT!
     
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    Thanks Manasic.... I did not know bout the wall..
     
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    Poetic... girl you know u r krazy
     
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    What most people do not know, is that the abdominal area consists of 3 muscle sections:

    #1) the upper abs: what people call their "6 Pack" consists of a group of muscles that are connected to your rib cage, on both sides of the cage, starting from the sternum.

    #2) The lower abs: this portion is connected to the pelvis.

    #3) the obgliques: these are located at the sides, and are often referred to as the "love handles".

    It is important to train ALL 3 of these groups, for a proportioned, thorough workout, resulting in a strong, trimmed mid-section.

    Most people only focus on the upper abs, which is all that "CRUNCHES" stimulate.

    However, fat collects in the lower ab area, along with the obliques, moreso than the upper. They are where people develop their little "pouch" and "love handles".

    To train the lower abs, in addition to crunches, you must to leg lift exercises--particularly those that consist of suspended body or lying flat on the ground/floor.

    To train the obliques, twisting exercises are optimal.

    PEACE