A flat stomach is the holy grail of many a fitness plan for females up and down the country. If you have ventured into the gym recently to gaze enviously at the taut stomachs of those fitness bunnies who blatantly put three hours a day in at the gym, only to wonder how they have so much time on their hands, you are not alone. A flat, toned stomach showing a hint of abs definition is what many women aspire to. And while you are doing your hundred crunches a day religiously to see not a hint of definition in return, you are beginning to lose hope. All is not lost – you simply don’t have the exercises in your repertoire to achieve the abs you crave. Read on to find out how you can achieve a sculpted set of abs in three easy steps.
The Right Exercise
If you think sit-ups and crunches are the path to a perfect set of abs, you’d be wrong. You need to mix up your exercise routine and combine weight work, stretching and cardio to see your body fat reduced and your toned abs reveal themselves. The process won’t be quick, and you’ll need plenty of self-discipline to achieve your desired look. Try thirty minutes jogging, cycling or on the rowing machine three to four times a week. Alongside this, add in some sit-ups with a weighted ball and endeavor to complete three reps of oblique twists every time you hit the gym. By switching up your exercise, you’ll be less likely to get bored and lose motivation. The variety will also work all the muscles in your stomach to enhance the likelihood of developing your abs definition.
No matter how much exercise you do, if you’re downing a large quantity of alcohol each week alongside mammoth meal portions and lots of sugary snacks, your stomach will not see an ounce of toning. You need to maintain a healthy eating plan alongside your exceptional exercise regime. Too much alcohol will cause a beer belly or stubborn muffin top that can be difficult to shift. Your only option may end up being a session of CoolSculpting to freeze the fat from your waistline before you can then begin to maintain it. Opt to eat food with a low glycemic index like oats, brown rice, white meat and green vegetables to help you feel fuller for longer and less likely to snack.
Studies have been conducted that suggest those with more stressful lives have larger waistlines and more belly fat. It’s vital that you attempt to cut the stress from your life. You may want to take part in some yoga classes or learn mindfulness to aid a more relaxed mental state. You could take up a new hobby or make more time for existing ones. If you work long hours, think about cutting back and achieving a more harmonious work to home life balance.
Toning any area of your body is tough, but achieving a perfect set of abs is the most difficult of all. Follow these tips, persevere and soon you will have the abs that you have been aching to see for so long.