Are you finding it impossibly hard to achieve a lean middle section? With most women it is a little more difficult to lose fat from the tummy area than for men. This is due to genetic disposition among other factors. But what if I told you that achieving those washboard abs is entirely possible! Yes, with a healthy and well balanced diet and these workout moves, you will be well on your way to a sleek, ripped belly! With dedicated and consistent workout routines inculcating these moves, it isn’t all that hard to get great looking abdominal muscles.
In order to be an effectual exercise for your abdomen, the move has to target the main muscle groups and move them so that they can develop. The abdomen consists of four broad muscle groups. These are the abdominal obliques- external and internal; the transversus abdominus and the rectus abdominus. Each of these has to be targeted for an effective abdominal muscle development. So without further ado, here is how to arrive at flawless looking pecs:
Plank walk outs:
Yes, you read right! Planks work better than pure cardio and intensity workouts. In order to lose fat and improve muscles in the abdominal region, stabilization is the key. Moves that stabilize your body improve your posture, steady your back and help you get the most out of your workout. In addition to all that, they also prevent you from injuring yourself. For plank walk outs, stand up tall with your feet together and your core braced tight. Reach your arms overhead stretching out your hands. Lean forward from the hips, core still tight , towards the floor. Once your hands touch the floor, inch with your toes towards your hands, till you reach your maximum. Inch backwards to a pushup position and hold for 2-3 seconds. Slowly lift yourself up on your feet again. This pose is great to build strength and resistance, practice 8-10 repetitions of this 3-4 times a week as part of your workout plan.
The boat pose:
Inspired from the riches of yoga asanas, the boat pose is surely a killer ab workout move. It helps build resistance and stability in the core, strengthening the muscles in the abdomen as well as in the back. With specific stress on the lower abs, the boat pose helps develop the hardest abs to achieve of all! For the boat pose, sit on your hip bone with feet flat on the ground and knees bent comfortably. You can either rest your hands flat on the ground or on your knee caps. Taking nice deep breaths, try and extend your legs out front by lifting the feet off the ground and your legs hovering just above the ground. Reach your arms ahead towards the direction of your feet. Lean back into low boat, with your back still not touching the ground and your legs lowered to the ground but still hovering above it. Reach back into boat pose. This move is great for a daily workout.
With these muscle targeting moves done on a regular basis, a flat tummy and perfect abs are absolutely achievable.