In this article we will be taking a look at the best abdominal exercises to do at home. Not everyone can afford a personal trainer OR a gym membership – but controlling your stomach line doesn’t have to be that costly…
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Why Belly Fat is The Last to Go?
First of all, some people are genetically set up to carry more weight around their midsection, whilst others tend to store fat around the thighs or hips.
It’s worth noting that if older members of your family struggle to lose weight around their midsection, genetics could condemn you to the same fate!
This just means that you will have to go that extra mile to lose belly fat – try that little bit harder.
Changing things you can control, like your food intake and how much you move also has a huge impact on weight loss.
EXERCISE SETUP NO. 1
First things first – we just had to include a workout video that starts with the mighty caption – ‘Washboard Wednesday’
I mean – how cool is that?
But it’s not the only reason behind us showcasing the video here, this is an excellent exercise setup for both men and women looking to burn on those abs.
The video course goes through the following segments:
- Two down One Ups for 45 seconds with extinction at 45 seconds
- Figure 8’s for 60 seconds with extinction at 60 seconds
- 21 Crunch for 12 reps with extinction at 12 reps
- REST 30 SECONDS AND CONTINUE
- Scissor V Ups for 45 seconds with extinction at 45 seconds
- Hip Touch Planks x 15 each side with extinction at 15 each side
- Russian V Tuck Twists x 16 reps each side with extinction at 8 reps
This home ab workout system follows the A-X six pack progression. This takes you through all of your home ab exercises in a specific sequence. You want to perform your lower ab exercises when you feel in top notch with your energy and strength (when you are at your freshest exercise point) because these exercises are very challenging.
The instructions in the video are setup to be used around 5-6 times per week for optimal results. It’s also a good idea to make sure your nutrition habits are in check before you take this video on!
EXERCISE SETUP NO. 2
We decided to include two exercise setups in this post because the first offering wasn’t totally ‘female-friendly’ in our book! Sure, it’s aimed at both men and women, but sometimes tutorials taken by the same sex athletes work best.
This particular exercise plan comes from YouTube’s holistic health princess Sarah (from the channel Sarah’s Day).
Why Belly Fat is Hard to Lose
Yeah, you’re not imagining things…and you’re certainly not the only one out there!
Belly fat is, and always will be, harder to lose than fat in other areas of your body.
Remember that exercise alone will sometimes fail, even if you go at it like a maniac!!!!
The list goes on and on – and all of these factors can effect your weight loss efforts!
If you have any questions regarding the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.