Toning the tummy is one of the biggest concerns most people have. Most people do it wrong. Here is a plan that will get really good results. Despite all the gimmicks and machines out there - 4 of the best tummy exercises of all time are 1) Ab bicycle (lie on floor and curl up bringing opposite elbow to opposite knee) 2) Vertical curl (lie on floor legs straight up in air and curl up to touch your toes) 3) Vacuums (lie on floor and suck in your belly button and hold for 3 seconds) 4) The Ab Wheel (a wheel with handles that you roll out in front of your body for an amazing tummy workout). Google each of these for more info! The routine should be…….
Mon, Thur, Sat………….Vacuums 3 sets of 15 reps, Ab Bicycle 3 sets of 40 reps……..
Tue, Fri, Sun…………….Vertical Curl 3 sets of 40 reps, Ab Wheel 3 sets of 20 reps……
In the case of the ab bicycle, vertical curl and ab wheel you may have to do blocks of 5 to 10 reps initially but keep going until you have all reps required done. Do exercises slow and controlled for best results. Soon you will be able to complete the reps in one go. Take a short rest between sets of each exercise. When you feel the ‘burn’ from a particular exercise….that is the best part…don’t stop too early….keep going in the ‘burn’ ……learn to love the ‘burn’ because that’s what really gets results. Finally for the ab bicycle once you get to 40 reps add wrist weights and ankle weights to make it harder…don’t go beyond 40 reps and for the vertical curl add wrist weights only to make it harder….again don’t go beyond 40 reps…we want to keep getting the ‘burn’ but not have to go beyond 40 reps to get it. Tummy toning is all about QUALITY not QUANTITY.
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