Sunday, December 19, 2010

Aquasize To A Flatter Tummy!

During the warm weather, there is nothing quite like going for a refreshing swim. So why not enhance this exhilarating feeling? You can hone in on the added benefits by grasping the opportunity to do some fat burning workout routine to impact your stomach muscles. Water provides a natural resistance, making the pool a great place to do fat burning workout stomach exercises to flatten out that tummy. Although water has a greater resistance than air aquasizing is low-impact so there is less strain on joints. Next time you are in for a swim try out these exercises. Always remember to consult your doctor before beginning a new workout routine, and do warm up properly to prevent injury.
The first set of exercises to try is called the jump and dig. There are two moves in this set, one for the upper body and one for the lower body. The former is great for your obliques while the latter works on your abdominals.

Move #1. To work the lower body (including your abdominals)
Start by standing in water that is between your belly button and chest. Put your feet a wide distance apart, then jump so your knees come up to the surface of the water and back down. Picture a frog as you do it; this will help you get the form right.

Move #2). Working the upper body

Begin by making a scoop with both hands at the surface of the water. Bring your hand scoop below the surface, then scoop up to one side. Do the move on alternate sides so that you work the obliques on both sides. Start by doing the two moves separately for three minutes each. Once you have mastered the form, do them at the same time so that you are exercising both sets of stomach muscles at once.

As you build strength and endurance add water gloves to increase resistance. You can also do the exercises faster, packing more reps into each three minute period. The most important thing to remember is form is the key. Do not push yourself too hard, too fast or sacrifice form for the sake of speed. It is more effective to do these moves properly than to do them quickly. Remember to set fitness goals and work toward them at a gradual pace. You may want to see results fast, but an injury will seriously delay your workout goals. Start small, know your limits, and build gradually.

Additional tips for working on your midsection.

1). Proper diet is essential to any fitness routine. A great, hard workout can be completely negated by improper eating habits.

2). Stay hydrated both while working out and in everyday life. A good rule of thumb is to take your body weight in pounds, divide it by 2, and drink that number of ounces of water each day. This helps to keep the body functioning at its highest level.

3). Rest up. This means not only getting plenty of sleep, but also getting the right kind of sleep. If you spend all night sleeping on your stomach you will wake up with a sore back, making it difficult to do your stomach exercises. Schedule rest days into your routine to give your muscles a chance to rest up and rebuild. Now you have a great start on a toned, flat sexy bikini belly!


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