Some people get a little on the crazy side with their abdominal exercises. In my last post about six pack exercises, I told you that all you needed was five minutes for a good effective abdominal workout.
Many of you may be skeptical in believing that fact. Just to prove to you that I wasn’t lying through my teeth, I want to supply you with even more 5 minute abdominal exercises that will help you to achieve a firmer, flatter stomach.
[You don't need to get all mean and green to get a six pack like the Hulk. Follow a fat burning diet and great full body and core exercises for simple success!]
To get these amazingly effective abdominal exercises to lose belly fat, read on…
When you take a step back from getting mad about that pooch you can’t get rid of in the abdominal area, you just might finally get rid of it.
What do I mean by that?
Well, it is very true that you cannot will your stomach flat. Just toning your waist and belly may be your only goal but you need to understand that you won’t be able to just get rid of your belly fat. You need to slim down all over.
Let’s put it this way…
How do you burn fat? By using more calories than you consume, right? Can you say, “okay body, today we will be using the calories in my stomach during this run.”
No, that just doesn’t happen. But you can say, “okay, today I will be eating right, and I will get in a good fat burning exercise along with a quick abdominal exercise to help tighten my core.”
Physical appearance is not the best number one goal for your weight loss. It is just too narrow of an idea. We all want to look good but when we are trying to lose weight just for the sake of appearance, we don’t have a wide enough area of improvement to make it a success.
When you decide, I will lose weight and get physically fit because I want to feel good and be healthy for years to come, you will lose that belly, I guarantee, but you won’t be spending the bulk of your time focusing on that area of your body, you will be toning and sliming the whole body. To do that, you need to use your whole body which is the quickest and most effective way to lose your stomach fat, anyway.
Do you get what I’m trying to say here? I hope so.
Now what you’ve all been waiting for…
5 minute Abdominal Exercises
1. 2 sets of 10 on each side- medicine ball circle woodchops
Grab a 5-10lb medicine ball in the palms of your hands with your arms extended. Make a wide circle to one side and chop down to the alternate side of the body.
2. 2 sets of 20 Penguins
Lay on your back with your knees bent, feet planted on the floor. Lift your shoulders off the floor and grab the inside of one heel with the arm on that side and alternate sides to complete each set.
3. 2 sets of 30 Belly Busters
Get into plank position. Then lift your butt up high into the air and bring it back down, keeping your back and your legs straight. Use the strength in your abdominals to bring your butt up and down without allowing your back to curve.
Another of my posts talked about how important a good abs diet is in creating a flat and sexy midsection.
I want to reiterate: You can’t lose your stomach bulge without a caloric deficit!