Ab-Exercises

Imagine

You’re looking in the mirror and you did it. After all those days, weeks, months of training, you reached your goal weight. You’re looking in the mirror rubbing your perfect flat stomach. Your face is also slimmer looking, your thighs look slimmer. You did it. You’re right where you want to be.

Activate your body and mind with this beginners Pilates routine. Strengthen and sculpt your muscles while burning fat and improving balance and coordination. The increased focus required to perform the moves is great for reducing stress and clearing the mind.

Leg lifts in the Roman chair are a very common “ab” exercise, but one that I see people butcher all of the time. In the first 5 reps, @harcules is cheating, losing tension at the bottom and relying on a swing to get his legs to parallel. Reps 6-10 are done correctly, maximizing the recruitment of the rectus abdominis, rectus femoris, and psoas. He’s staying tight throughout the exercise. Swinging may allow you to do more reps, but you’ll get more bang for your buck without it!

Ditch the excuses and get into a fantastic habit that will help you develop the abs you’ve been dreaming of! Remember that diet is crucial when it comes to revealing a cut and carved mid-section. Eat a well balanced and clean diet that consists of mostly whole foods, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest.