It's unimportant to train your oblique muscles at first, but finally you'll want to begin training these too. These are the muscles to either side of your stomach. There are many ways to do this and anything that includes twisting your body against a resistance counts. There are twisting machines at gyms, you can twist while you do sit-ups, you can do side bends, you can twist side to side with a medicine ball in hand, etc. Be aware though, that most beginners tend to have weak obliques compared to their abs (it simply is not used so much in daily life) so go easy on the sides at first.
Build your oblique muscles by Bicycle crunches.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Lift your feet off the floor while doing the crunches by alternating each leg in the air. Bring your right knee up toward your left shoulder and then your left knee toward your right shoulder.
Bicycle crunche video
Bicycle crunche with Medicine Ball
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Step 1 Lie down flat on the floor. Extend your arms above your head and keep your legs straight.
Step 2 Exhale. Exhale out through the nose.
Step 3 Bending your waist, raise your arms and legs in a jack-knife position such that your face and knees meet while exhaling.
Step 4 Inhale in through the mouth.
Step 5 Lower your arms and legs to the starting position while inhaling.
Step 6 Repeat as per individual requirements.
Tips for Jack Knife Sit Up
* While raising your legs and arms to the jack-knife position, your legs and arms should be approximately parallel to each other.
* While in the jack-knife position, your butt should be in contact with the ground
* If you are in an advanced stage, you can use a medicine ball or ankle and wrist weights for added more resistance.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
To determine how much water you need to drink as a minimum per day, halve your weight (in pounds) and that is how many ounces of water you need to drink. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs., strive to drink 75 ounces of water daily. For those who use the Metric system, divide your weight (in kilograms) by 30 (ex. somebody weighing 70 kg is going to need 2.3 liters per day). It sounds like an absurd amount of water, but actually, you can drink tea without any sugar to make up some of the quota. For fat loss purposes, it is important to remind yourself that hunger is a much stronger stimulus than thirst. If you consistently feel hungry after each meals, don't instantly think that you need to eat something more. You may simply be thirsty!!