Getting in shape,becoming trim, and fit isn’t just for you to look nice,though it is one of the strongest reasons for many people.
But my emphasis all the time is that keeping fit(even if you are overweight or on the plus size area),is to ensure that you are HEALTHY,that you have good circulation all the time,that you ate alert and fully inspired to fave your day to day activities.
Then the major importance is not caring about your body and your health,in form by keeping fit and eating healthy would eventually bring serious illnesses which are highly avoidable.
Keeping off fat from your waistline and having a normal or flat tummy is achievable and my favorite exercise which works marvelously for me and millions of people is the CRUNCH.
Most of these are clearly explained in my short manual which you can download for free by checking the link at the top of this page.
Below is a list of crunches you can do for a flat tummy and to shed excess fat from your waistline.
1..Bicycle Crunches( I like this a lot) – Lie on your back with your knees bent and hands behind your head. Raise your knees into the air. Movement: Exhale as you alternately bring your elbows towards the opposite knee while crunching your upper body off of the floor. Inhale as you lower your legs back down to the starting position. Repeat as required.
Lying leg raises – Lie on your back with knees slightly bent and legs perpendicular to floor. Raise your legs straight up. Movement: Exhale as you lift your hips off of the floor and press your legs up as high as you can pressing your heals toward the ceiling. Inhale as you slowly return your legs back down to the starting position. Repeat as required
2..Long arm crunches:( we all did this in elementary schools)
Lie on your back with your knees bent.
This time your arms will go straight, extended above your head. Throughout the reps, your arms should remain straight above your head
Now, lift your back or upper body off the floor to crunch. Make sure your feet remain flat on the floor while you crunch. Get back to the initial position.Repeat
3… Regular or Normal Crunches
You don’t really need to think too hard to do regular crunches. Lie flat on a floor mat, put your hands behind your head and raise yourself up while putting pressure on your abdomen. Repeat it as many times as you can endure. The pressure on your abdomen works on your abdominal muscles to build,tone and get them burn off fat there and keep your abs flat. I believed many of us can do this.
4… Twisted Crunches.
We see footballers do this a lot so it is easy to understand.
Lie flat on a floor mat and raise yourself to the right first and then the left. The twisted crunch works on the muscles on the side of your stomach.
5… Reverse crunch
For this one, you can have your hands behind your head (more challenging) or under your lower back. Bring your legs up and try to lift your hips to press your toes towards the ceiling.
PS: If you have any back problems, you may consider other exercises apart from this or see your doctor before commencing.
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