New answers tagged abdominals
When it comes to weight training, one of the best ways to keep mass/strength as much as possible is to lift with less volume but try to keep up intensity. I'm cutting at the moment so I'm dropping the overall sets that I'm doing but trying to lift as heavy as I reasonably can. It's hard to progress on anything or get bigger on a cut unless you've just ...
To make abs visible the most important factor(the faster one) is to lower your caloric intake but keep or even raise your protein intake. Also long term usage of the muscle improves local circulation and improves fuel efficiency making your abs more "definited", local fat loss is possible but it's more of a long term thing, thus negligible.
First you should have clear some concepts. You don't burn fat on belly by doing abs, nor you don't make them visible by doing it. As it's said, abs are maken in the kitchen. Doing abs workout, what you do is make them bigger, as with other muscles. You should focus your routine almost the same way you focus it for muscle gain, but introducing some more ...
I'd recommend doing abdominal rollouts: If you have the space you do them with a barbell (provided the weights can freely rotate), or you can pickup an "ab roller' like the one shown above. They are quite cheap (I picked mine up for ~$5), light and compact. Once kneeling rollouts become too easy, its a matter of progressing to standing rollouts:
Yes - for two reasons (probably). 1.) Biking will burn calories and unless you're eating more calories to compensate, you'll be losing fat, thus feeling more tight in your stomach area. 2.) Your core muscles (aka your abs and others) are involved in practically EVERY movement you do to varying degrees. If you haven't exercised much in the past, you'll ...
I have only found two reviews not by the company selling the Technoshape equipment: The National — "After one session, my stomach felt slightly more taut, although this may have been because I skipped breakfast that morning. Like the Hypoxi, some scientists are dubious to its claims of success. After all, a dozen sessions of any intensive exercise is bound ...
There are yogasanas(exercises) for toning the belly. Jathara Parivartanasana (Revolved Abdomen Pose) is one such exercise. Yoga is more useful for general body fitness and it will take long time to achieve flat abs using yoga. If done properly yoga can burn as much fat as a gym workout but a gym workout is much better for burning fat.
Answering the question directly: Generally speaking effective weight training increases your metabolic rate and yoga will decrease it. Yoga is primarily an aerobic activity and can be strenuous or easy, and it can be for short or long intervals. Weight training can target multiple large muscles several times a week, or it can be a hodge-podge of random ...
To get visible abs, you need a combination of strong abs and low bodyfat. Saying that weight lifting or diet affects burns fat is like saying a high salary or low costs leads to wealth accumulation. If your calorie balance is below 0, you are burning fat, it's that simple, it applies to all diets. So if you want to know if you're making steps forward, use ...
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