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How to build your abdominal muscles

Building abdominal muscles is often the hardest part of training. Abdominal area is usually the problematic part of the body, even for the most slender people. Putting these muscles into action is often quite challenging and the excessive fat usually accumulates in the visceral area. Therefore, the most important part of the training is to take dedication, a lot of time and to be very patient, before the first results of the efforts start to show. To get perfectly shaped, six pack, abdominal muscles, an exerciser will have to combine two basic things: healthy diet and physical exercise. If a person has a lot of abdominal fat, strong muscles won’t be visible at all. Dieting and exercise on the regular basis is the only successful route to get six pack abs. Here is how to get them.

Losing fat

There are many ways to lose fat. Most of the people will go on a restrictive diet and suffer their way to the lean body. However, there are many other great and health beneficial ways to lose fat. One of the best methods is to do cardio workout. Cardio exercises will raise the heart rate and boost the metabolism. Eating breakfast regularly will also help, since skipping breakfast slows down the metabolism. It is also important to eat healthy and take smaller meals at least five times a day. Water is the best friend of every exerciser, as it boosts the metabolism and helps to get rid of the toxins.

Building abdominal muscles

Some exercises are much better than others, when building abdominal muscles. Crunches are some of the best muscle-building activities. The most important part of the crunch is the Flexing of the abs as the body and the shoulders lift off the floor. Therefore, it is important to breathe properly and to perform this initial part of the exercise properly.

Sit ups are also a great exercise for abdominal muscles. Sit ups are performed by lying on the floor with knees up and hands crossed on the chest. The back should be straight and the exerciser should hold a weight on the chest, for some additional effect. It is also recommended that someone holds the exerciser’s feet down. The exerciser can also wedge the feet underneath something heavy.

Leg lifts are a great exercise, especially for those with a sensitive back. This exercise is performed by lying on the floor with legs straight out and hands on the sides. The exerciser lifts the legs straight up until they are at 90 degree angle and then slowly lowers them down.

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