It’s that one sneaky area we all secretly, or some not so secretly, devote all of our workout attention to – the waistline and abs. It can seem like a hard area to tame, and especially to maintain, but there are a few important steps to take before you can work your way to that Victoria’s Secret angel stomach!
Perfect abs start in the kitchen
This is something my trainer always tells me. Everyone has abs, they are just mostly hidden under layers of fat over your stomach muscle. The first step to a great stomach is what you put inside it – stick with lean proteins, healthy fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water!
Hit the gym
Working out is an integral part of the process of slimming down your waistline. Dieting alone is only half of the battle, there is still a requirement of regular exercise and abdominal work to both maintain and strengthen your core.
As your core gets stronger you will notice a difference in other areas of your workout – your core is one of the most used muscle groups in your body, it helps you to balance, have a better posture, run better, and to generally perform better in any athletic pursuit.
There are two fitness ingrediants necessary to great abs, the first is core and the second is cardio. Cardiovascular training helps to burn fat buildup on your stomach. The two together are a great combination to get your ideal stomach!
Embrace the bosu ball
A great tool for working your core is a balance ball or a bosu ball. Exercises using a balance ball are great for working different parts of your core at once, both your abdominals and lower back. The key is finding balance, and crunching while keeping as much of your back off of the ball as possible. There are also so many bosu ball exercises that you won’t get bored, the thrill factor is much higher than regular floor crunches.
What do you think?
Have you tried our three steps to a better stomach? What are your tips and tricks for getting the best abs? Let us know in the comments section below!