Researchers tracked 120 soldiers of the U.S. army during one year of training and found out that those soldiers who could do more situps during the standard fitness test were 5 times less likely to suffer from lower-body injuries.
The first six-pack abs on the screen caused a sensation
Today, a six-pack in a movie can hardly surprise anyone, however, the first Hollywood ab shot caused a real stir. Clark Gable bared his tummy in 1934, in the It Happened One Night movie.
You might not achieve exactly that type of six-pack you’re dreaming of
Abdominal muscle sizes and shapes vary greatly depending upon genetics and some other factors. For example, you might have more defined and larger top ab muscles and smaller ab muscles in your lower region. The only way to find out what kind of ab muscle definition you have is to get a waist trimmer and get rid of the belly fat that hides your core muscles.
Women need more time to get a six-pack ab than men
Unfortunately, women’s genetics differs. A woman’s body needs more fat to function properly. Therefore, if a woman wants to obtain definition in her abdominal region , she will need to work harder.
Q: What diet should I follow during my waist training program?A: You shouldn’t necessarily stick to a specific diet, you just need to eat healthily. We suggest that you eat m ore protein and fiber. These nutrients will fill you up longer than carbohydrates will. By eating more protein, you will automatically reduce the amount of carbs you consume. Your plate should consist of protein (meat, fish, eggs) and vegetables (especially beneficial for your health are high-fiber varieties). Also, try to never skip breakfast. Various studies show that those people who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more prone to obesity. A healthy breakfast is the best way to boost your metabolism. Needless to say, you should avoid or at least c ut down on junk food. It’s usually high in carbohydrates and full of sodium. If you can’t skip going to a fast-food restaurant with your friends, eat wisely. Order a salad of vegetables and protein without high-calorie dressing. Also, avoid drinking soda and other sweetened beverages. Drink water or tea instead.
Q: What is a waist training and how to start it?A: Waist cinchers have been used for thousands of years, and not just for fashion. Of course, it instantly makes your waist look much slimmer, but also it increases perspiration during any physical activity. You can wear it not only to maximize your workouts but also to sweat away calories while you’re running errands or spending time with friends. However, the “safe time” is no more than 10 hours. Wear a trimmer for 2 hours on the first day, use it for 4 hours the next day, then increase the time up to 6 hours. By day 4 you need to wear it for 8 hours. You can stop here or try wearing the trimmer for 9 – 10 hours on the following days. Of course, don’t skip using a trimmer during each workout.
Q: When will I see the positive results?A: It depends on how much you wear it, your diet, your workout routine, lifestyle, and your shape when you start. If you eat healthily and train regularly, the results won’t take you long.
Q: Can I sleep in a waist trainer? A: Definitely, no! Your body needs a break from this compression garment.
Q: What exercises can be helpful in getting a tiny waist and a six-pack? A: First of all, you should exercise regularly. Try to give your body a full workout at least 3-4 days a week and set aside 2 hours for cardio training. The most effective abs exercises include waist crunches and twists, side bends, bicycle crunches, situps, pushups, and plank. As for cardio workouts, running on a treadmill or pedaling on an exercise bicycle can help you blast off the biggest amount of calories possible. However, if you don’t like these activities, you can substitute them with dancing, aerobics, or jumping with a rope.