If you want to tone your belly, you need to first look at your overall fitness. That’s right. The overall fitness tells you whether you have too many excess pounds that could be hiding any results you may get when you tone the abdominal muscles. Nothing will eliminate just the pounds on the abdomen, but you can lose weight all over your body and it will reflect on the abdominal area. Combining regular exercise with a healthy diet is the way to see the best results.
Stress can cause abdominal fat.
One reason people often develop fat on the abdomen has nothing to do with eating habits, but it does have something to do with exercise. Hormones created by stress are associated with the development of abdominal fat. Exercising burns off those hormones and replaces them with ones that make you feel good. By burning off the cortisol, you’ll be doing more to help tone your abdomen. Stress hormones can also trigger stress eating. That’s when you reach for sugary treats or comfort foods to help eliminate the toll stress takes. It doesn’t, but instead makes it worse. Exercise does the trick.
You can tone your abdominal muscles even if you don’t burn off excess fat.
Any type of exercise that burns calories will help you unveil those lovely tight muscles in your stomach. To build those muscles and also burn calories, there are a number of exercises that work well. You do have to do four different types of exercises to tighten and tone the four primary abdominal groups. The transversus abdominis is the deep layer of muscles that hold the trunk and stabilizes. If you want a six pack, you need to exercise the rectus abdominis. The muscles at the side in the abdominal area are the external obliques. The internal obiques work with them to help you twist from side to side. When both of those aren’t toned, you get love handles.
Do core exercises and abdominal exercises to work them all.
Core exercises not only burn off calories fast, but also work your abdominal area, give you better balance, help reduce back pain and improve your posture. Core exercises also help burn calories and when you combine them with abdominal exercises such as crunches or sit ups, you’ll see quick results.
A personal trainer can create a workout for your specific goals and needs. If you need to include weight loss in your program, the trainer can help with nutritional information to help you learn how to eat healthier.
You need to tone all areas of the abdomen to get the results you hope to achieve. Trainers create a total workout that will give you a sculpted body and flat abdomen.
Your posture affects the appearance of your abdominal muscles and whether your stomach is flat. A personal trainer will work with you with exercises that can help improve it.
It’s not easy getting a six pack, no matter how hard you workout. You will, however, see amazing results that will help drive you toward the ultimate six pack goal.