Watch Your Waistline
Tone your Midriff with These Moves
When it comes to belly fat, it’s not about what meets the eye, but what lies beneath that is cause for concern. A visibly protruding belly, also known as a pouch, gut, or spare tire, is unsightly by some standards, but when researchers mention increased risk for chronic diseases, the fat they are referring to is visceral fat. Also called intra-abdominal fat, it lies beneath the abdominal muscle and is not visible. Even people who are not obese by measure of Body Mass Index (BMI) can have too much of it. Visceral fat is deposited around organs in the abdominal cavity. To get rid of visceral fat, you must trim overall body fat with a regular interval training, cardio & strength training regimen. Doing ab & core exercises will not burn fat, but it can help strengthen, tone and shape your abs.
Below are ideal moves that target your core muscles (including your abs). Do each of the following moves 25 times. If possible repeat the entire circuit for a total of 2 times.
- Bicycle Abs
- Vertical Leg Crunch
- Long Arm Crunch
- Reverse Crunch
- Oblique Arm Sweep
- Back Extensions
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I usually add a little bit of ab work at the end of each of my workouts. How do you incorporate abdominal exercises into your routine?