Lots of companies will try to sell you special equipment that is “guaranteed” to make your abs workouts more successful. Some of them might help you a little, but you do not actually need special equipment to get the abs you have always dreamed of. All you need is the proper approach to your abs workouts.
Yes, getting a flat belly is within your reach, but only if you let go of the common misconceptions surrounding workouts for abs. Many people get frustrated simply because they approach abs workout in the wrong way. One of the most common misconceptions that prevent you from getting the perfect set of abs is the belief that doing countless sit-ups every single day will make your abs pop out of your skin. In truth, this is just a complete waste of your time.
Treadmill – I’m sure you already knew that, but the treadmill holds a place of honor among cardio machines because running is a fantastic cardio workout which works the entire body and helps you burn a lot of body fat. You can also walk on a treadmill which is also a perfectly good workout.
Many times people think it’s too difficult to sculpt amazing abs. In reality, it is only difficult and nearly impossible when there is a layer of fat above the muscles. So, the first step is to lose the fat. Once the fat has melted away, begin implementing ab workout routines to develop and enhance the ab muscles.
Although these multi-joint exercises aren’t directly working your abs, they require you to use your core and build lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass you have, the faster your metabolism, and the more you burn fat.
Start your routine with something light but useful. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the ground. Keep your upper body facing the ceiling, as you lower your knees on one side. This may feel a bit tight at first – which is good, since it’s a stretching exercise. Then return your knees to the initial position and lower them on the other side. This will get the abs ready for the exercises to follow.
If you’re an apple-shape you can be underweight and still have a little belly. (Sigh.) It might feel like a losing battle, but it’s not. All us apple-shapers need to do is focus our workouts on our abs!