Do you have issues with the dreaded “muffin top” … you know those dreaded love handles that seem to double over on your waist. Well I’ve got you covered with some awesome moves that will whittle that waist and getting you looking lean and svelte in no time! But I’ll be honest with you, these moves will help, but real abs are made in the kitchen not in the gym. Nutrition is HUGE! So I also included a list of ab building friendly foods. Eat right and do these moves and you’ll notice the difference!
The boat position is great just “as is” but when you add a weighted rotation this really targets and works your middle!!! Shoot for 3 sets of 20 reps
This super simple exercise is the miracle worker for building core strength … remember to keep you bum down( unlike me!) My bum needs to be down! And your back straight keep core in tight! Try to work up to two minutes!
Lay on the floor or a bench with your legs straight out, arms stretched above your head, toes pointed toward the ceiling. Raise your arms toward your toes as you raise your legs to a 45- to 90-degree angle, keeping your shoulders off the floor (above). You should bring your arms way up over your belly button so your body looks just like a jackknife. Then return back to the floor or bench with your legs and arms stretched out. Do 40 reps.
Weighted side bends are great for working obliques! Stand with your feet hip distance apart, arms at your sides. As you reach down toward your toes with one arm, lift the other one up toward your waist, placing your hand on your hip (above). Alternate sides with one arm up, one arm down. Shoot for 100 reps. Another great idea is to do it for the length of a song!
Another great tip to banish your muffin top is CARDIO!!! Cardio is a must to help banish fat around your mid section.
Here is a list of 12 Super Foods known to help Burn Belly Fat!!!The battle of the buldge is ultimately won in the Kitchen! You have to eat right and work out! I’m a firm believer in the 80/20 rule! If you can eat right 80% of the time you’ll find the weight coming off! It’s still a commitment and there is so much information out there it is easy to get confused!
- Almonds and other Nuts
- Beans and Legumes
- Spinach and other Green Vegetables
- Fat Free and Low Fat Dairy Products
- Turkey and other lean meats
- Peanut Butter
- Olive Oil
- Whole Grain Breads and Cereals
- Extra Protein (whey-powder)
- Raspberries and other berries
Also as I mention on the show increase your Vitamin C it will help reduce cortisol levels