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Lose Weight And Flatten That Stomach

If you want to slim that tummy down and lose those ‘Love Handles’. You are going to have to do the proper physical exercises. This is crucial, you need to target all of the muscles surrounding your core region. Burn the fat and get that toned look that you are after. You need a workout plan that will get you the results that you desire. I have outlined five workout routines that you should include in your programme so that you can enjoy a lot of improvements quicker. If you are not sure of the exercises below simply search online for videos that will further illustrate exactly what I am describing below or ask a trainer at your local gymnasium. You should do three sets of ten, of each exercise. These exercises should be added to your fitness workout and are not enough on their own. The Plank This exercise will not only work your abs but will also work all of the muscle groups lining your back as well. Place the front of the arms on the floor holding your body up off the floor and stretch your legs out behind you, balancing on your toes. Hold for as long as possible and then repeat. Accordion Crunch This type of sit up is very easy and straightforward. You really need to do this type of exercise as it is a great ‘Belly’ toner. For this exercise you need to lie on the floor, on your back. Bring your upper body up off the floor as you bring your knees up to meet it. It should appear a little like an accordion as you perform this exercise. Pause at the top and then slowly lower your upper body and knees/legs until you are lying flat again. It is important to roll your upper body up off the floor so as not to put pressure on your lower spine. The Bicycle The bicycle exercise is another great exercise for your ‘Tummy’ that will help to firm those love handles fast. To execute this one elevate the legs to some extent above the floor while you bring one knee into the chest. At the same time as doing so, concurrently twist the body so the other side comes to meet that knee and then reverse directions for the next rep. Exercise Ball Crunches This type of exercise is brilliant for targeting the muscles that can be hard to reach, deep within your core. You will be lying on an exercise ball while doing your crunches. The reason being that you will need to use extra muscles to retain your balance, whilst doing the, ‘Crunch’. Lying Leg Raises Lying leg raises are great for targeting the lower abdominal muscle groups. You should lie flat on the floor and then slowly raise your legs up until you bring them all of the way up to 90 degrees, pause for a moment and then lower them until they are hovering just above the ground. Do not allow them to quite touch the ground and then repeat. This will keep the tension on your abs and keep them in a consistently contracted state