Many people think that doing just any type of abdominal exercises will trim down the waistline. Unless you do the proper stomach exercises you could injure your back, put unnecessary strain on the neck, or spine, and get disappointed when your stomach doesn’t shrink even an inch after doing daily rigorous exercises. If you want to lose up to even one inch off your waist every 10 days, get a program that is specifically designed for you. Be sure you are doing all the stomach exercises that are necessary in order to trim and define ab muscles you never thought you had. A six pack stomach is what every man and woman dreams of. The correct way is to start out by lying flat on the floor with knees raised up. Suck in your stomach as far as you can and hold it. Lift your chest toward your knees keeping your hips on the floor at all times while pushing your hands between your legs. Do as many repetitions as you comfortably can do. Do not strain or over do it, or else you could wake up with an extremely sore stomach. Rest for as long as possible and then proceed to the next ab exercise below. Lie flat on the floor with your hands behind your neck. Then twist your body upward toward your right knee while at the same time lifting your right leg as to meet your left elbow. Like wise do it as many times as you can comfortably manage. Rest for a while and then proceed to the next ab exercise. Repeat the same process but with your body upward toward your left knee while at the same time lifting your left leg as to meet your right elbow. Lie flat on the floor with legs elevated approx 6"-12" off the floor. Pull your legs toward your chest while contracting your lower abs. Do as many repetitions as you comfortably can do. Lie on your back with your legs bent over to the right while keep your back and shoulders square on the floor. Lift and crunch up. Repeat it as much as you comfortably can. Lie on your back with your legs bent over to the right while keep your back and shoulders square on the floor. Lift and crunch up. Do this several times as long as you are comfortable.
This article was published on Tuesday 09 May, 2006.