Thursday, March 31, 2011

Aquasize a Flatter Abdominals!

When the weather is hot, there's nothing like going for a refreshing swim in the local pool. To add to the benefits, you can use it as an opportunity to work on your abdominal muscles. The water provides natural resistance, making the pool a great place to do abdominal exercises to flatten that stomach. Despite the water has a greater resistance than air, aquasizing is low impact, meaning less pressure on joints. Try these exercises next time you take a trip down to your pool. Remember, consult your physician before starting a new workout routine, and always warm up properly to avoid injury.

The first set of exercises to do is called the jump and dig. There are two movements in this series, one for the upper body and one for the lower body. The first is great for your obliques, and the latest books on your abs. To begin, soak in water that is between the navel and chest. For the lower body (including your abdominals), put your feet over a distance apart, then jump up to your knees up to the surface of the water and down. Photo of a frog as you do, which will help you get the right form. Then, to work the upper body, start with a ball with both hands at the water surface. Bring your hand scoop below the surface, and then pick a side. Other parties to work the obliques on both sides. Start by making two moves separately for three minutes each. Once you've mastered the form, to simultaneously exercise both sets of abdominal muscles at once.

As you develop strength and endurance, you can add water gloves to increase resistance. You can also do the exercises faster, packing more reps into each three minute period. Form is key, though. Do not sacrifice form for speed reasons. It is best to do it properly than quickly. Also remember to set goals for fitness and working towards them at a gradual pace. Do you push too hard, too fast. You can see quick results, but an injury will seriously delay your workout goals. Start small, know your limits and build gradually.

As long as you work on your abdomen, here are some additional tips. Firstly, good nutrition is essential to any fitness routine. A great workout can be completely discounted hard by bad eating habits. Second, stay hydrated at the same time the development and daily life. A good rule is to take your weight in pounds, divide it by 2 and drink that many ounces of water each day. This helps keep the body functioning at its highest level. Third, rest up. This means not only taking a lot of sleep, but also get the right kind of sleep. Spend the night sleeping on the belly, and you wake up with a sore back, it is difficult to do your abdominal exercises. Also be sure to schedule a few days into your routine to give your muscles rest and rebuild. Now you have a good start on a toned, flat abdomen!

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