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Best Ways To Tone Abs Without Equipment
Cardio Mix: Agreed, you can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Im 5'2 @ 120-125lbs, what fitness plan at the gym would be best to get a toned butt, chest, and abs?
Full-body Workouts: At the gym you're pretty much "on your own" and will need to construct a personalized fitness program. Consistent full-body resistance training alternating with aerobic activities will be optimal. Many gyms offer a variety of fitness classes; if they're aerobic-based you'll need to supplement with resistance work. Toned abs require special attention to diet and calorie consumption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core strengthening: You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches. Loss of overlying fatty layer will also uncover rock hard abs that may already be there to some degree. ...Read more
What exercises can i do at home that works better than the gym equipment? I need work on abs, inner thighs, butt, and broad shoulders.
Home workout: Hi Anton, If you have a smart phone, there are a lot of good apps nowadays that can give u some good home workouts and will tailor your workout based on what kind of equipment you have at home. Some good tools to have at home are dumbbells, a stability ball, exercise bands. If you haven't worked out on your own before, you may find it helpful to do a few sessions with a personal trainer. ...Read more
Core strengthing: Cross train with your marathon training. Incorporate pilates, albiet expensive at times with individual classes. I am a runner as well as a cyclist and owner of an indoor cycling studio. So i very much incorporate exercise with my patients. Good luck with the marathon. ...Read more
Hard work: First you need to do a lot of some aerobic exercise that you enjoy and eat as little as you can to get enough protein and be able to function. Different people will show you different exercises, but whatever make the abs area and the obliques feel a burn while you do them and comfortable-sore afterwards is building them. Supplements help little. Good luck. ...Read more
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