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  This exercise focuses on core strengthening, the hanging knee raise exercise targets the lower abdominals, hip flexors, and lower back.  The upper back and shoulders muscles are contracted in this movement for stability. Its best to keep your torso as stable as possible, don’t allow for your legs to swing back and forth. As this would mean that you would be using momentum to carry the lower body weight instead the muscle contraction from the core. Try not to jerk the movement whilst moving the knees up to chest.

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    Let’s face it: most people don’t like to exercise. So, the idea of hopping on a treadmill or bouncing around in an exercise class is often a put-off. Fortunately, you can increase your fitness while lying on the floor, and here are six exercises that will help you do it: Plank. Lie on your belly, resting your upper body on your forearms. Slowly lift your butt so your back is straight, balancing your weight between your toes and your forearms. Hold that position for as long as you can, working your way up to 60 seconds. Side Plank....

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Lots of people have an apparently humble goal of ‘toning up’ when they start to exercise. Strength training is really the best way to realise this. Let’s actually identify what tone is. Fundamentally, people are visualising it as being able to jab their pectorals or their abdominals and that the muscles are going to be pronounced and hard, not doughy. This specific marvel, changing the feel of muscle is a function of how much baseline electrical activity is transpiring in the muscles at rest. Physiologically, this is termed ‘muscle tonus’. This can be exemplified with someone who has suffered a...

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Ab Exercise Double Knee Raises Position 1 Position 2 Muscles incorporated in exercise ; Upper and lower Abdominal, hip flexors .   1. Lay down on the floor bend your knees at a 90 degrees keeping your feet off the floor . Bring your knees together and maintain position throughout exercise. 2.Bring your knees towards your chest, raising your hips off the floor, raising your knees halfway making you form a 90 degree right angle with your legs as shown in picture position 2 . 3.Once you've reached the right angle count 2 seconds then bring your feet back to...

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Double Leg Raises Position 1 Position 2     Muscles incorporated in exercise ; Upper and lower abs, lower back  This exercise is ideal for toning and working your lower abs, remember when making the exercise it's important to control the movement 100%. Slow movement will help activate the stomach muscles and will make you work more helping stabilise the movement. The slower the exercise the harder the work! 1. Position you hands behind or next to your buttocks, palms down towards the floor. Keep your legs straight through out the exercise your knee locked together. 2. Raise your feet towards...

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