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Lose Your Belly with These Two Exercises

Lose Your Belly with These Two Exercises

No matter how great your arms are, no matter how tight your butt is, no matter how beautiful your diamond shape calves are, especially when you wear those heels and that dress, all that means zero if you have a lot of body fat around your stomach. A nice stomach is an epitome of being in shape. Although your eating has a lot do to with your body fat, you can still get a head start on your stomach with these two exercises.

One of the goals for most women and men is to keep the waistline small. Using heavy weights for ab work will thicken muscles. Therefore it's best to use a lighter weight. This will develop a nice stomach without building a bigger waistline.

Having a low level of body fat is essential if you want to bear a flat stomach. But working on your abs with these two exercises will have them nice and ready when it's time to show them off.

Many women and men with flat stomachs and nice abs work on them a few times a week. Some even do them as a warm-up. Instead of stretching or jumping jacks they opt to ab work. And you can do the same. This way you get them out of the way, and your body is nice and warmed up.

Even though most abs are made in the kitchen and dozens of stomach exercises exist, there are two exercises in particular that can significantly help reduce your belly.

The Vacuum

The first one is the Vacuum. Being able to do a vacuum reduces the size of your stomach and waistline. This is how you do it.

How to Do the Vacuum

Get down on your hands and knees and blow out all the air and then suck in as much as you can and hold it for 20 seconds and exhale. Repeat 2 more sets. Try doing seated ones, it's more difficult. :)

The Standing Bent-Over Twists

The second one is standing bent-over twists. With this exercise, you fully contract your obliques (also known as love handles) which helps develop a tight and firm waistline. Make sure to go really slow with these ones.

How to Do Standing Bent-Over Twists

Place a weighted bar (5-10 lbs) or broomstick across your shoulders. Keep your feet shoulder width apart. Turn your torso do the stucco points as low possible. Do not move your body, only move your hips from side to side.

Aim for 3 sets 10-20 repetitions. Try doing these exercises at least twice a week. The stomach is the only part of the human body that can visually impact your entire physique. 

The stomach is the only part of the human body that can visually impact your entire physiqueHave a big belly with nice arms and legs, you are out of shape. Have average arms and legs with a flat stomach, don't be surprised if you get mistaken as Greek God or Goddess.

That's why it's essential to put much emphasis on your stomach. Not to mention it does wonders for better posture and impedes back pain. Try to prioritize your stomach instead of waiting at the end of the workout to do a couple sets of crunches. 

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