Simple yet Effective Ab Exercises for Women to Attain Flat Stomach

The illustrated Ab exercises will help you to get there, remember though, it is not enough to do Ab training but also watch your calories make sure to include aerobic and anaerobic workout with the Ab exercises.

The reason I call it “ achieving the Ultimate Goal: Functional Flat Stomach” is for a major one and that is…when you reduce your body fat around your midsection and gradually have a leaner and flatter stomach, the whole body begins to lose body fat proportionately.

And I’m talking about arms, thighs, butt, and so forth…it is like killing two birds (or even more in that case) with one stone.

A Functional Abs is not very hard to obtain as many people might think, that is if you understand the simple steps behind it. Nevertheless, for many people it’s not easy to follow.

Let me briefly explain this dilemma; it is simple because you need to lose body fat around your mid-section where it’s covering your six abs and oblique (love handles) muscles.

At the same time you need to exercise all the muscles around your midsection so you can obtain a functional flat stomach. And the illustrated Ab exercises will take the guess work out of it.

So, why Ab training should include different Ab exercises? Well the major 2 steps are:

• When performing several Ab exercises that include different directions this way you are involving more than the “Abdominal” muscle around your midsection.

• You burn enough calories so you lose your excess weight and become leaner, and…

So that’s why I call it simple because it requires only a few steps, however, many people don’t follow these steps for various reasons and here are some major ones:

• Do NOT exercise enough to burn calories (but they think they are), so the fat is staying @ the equator line undisturbed

• Do only one abdominal exercise. It’s like there is only one muscle around your midsection and moves only one direction?!

• They’re following a diet that is not realistic and eventually quit just to follow another failure diet and this vicious cycle continues

Again, if you only do crunches or other exercises that will target your superficial abs (rectus abdominis), you are neglecting the other muscles that will give you a fuller, more functional, hard, flat stomach.

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You also need to work your side superficial muscle (external oblique) and as important your deep muscles (ex., transverses abdominis and internal oblique) otherwise your hard flat stomach may look good from the outside but it won’t be as strong nor as functional.

What do I mean by ‘Functional’. Hard, Flat Stomach?In a few words, your body works as a whole unit and your midsection twists, bends, rotates with different angles and planes, and because it’s very efficient I wouldn’t hesitate to say the human body is not short of a miracle.

However, if you start to train one muscle and neglect the others, then you’re violating the rules of your body as whole.

Each muscle has its own task and they all need to be efficiently trained so you don’t have one muscle weaker or stronger than the other.

Your Ab muscle has its own task and it should not do other muscles’ (ex., your deep muscle transverses and oblique muscles) jobs.
If you discriminate by exercising one muscle over the other, you will have imbalanced muscles where one will perform more than its required task.

The result is being more prone to injuries and pain, then recovery will take weeks if not months for the injured overworked muscle to heal.

This unnecessary interruption can be avoided and/or minimized if you exercise your muscles as a group and not only certain or specific ones.

Here are some illustrated Ab exercises that will target the midsection area which will give you the look and the functionality they deserve. Let’s go to work.

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