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The Best Upper Stomach Exercise For All Fitness Levels

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

When you

tone that abs
exercise your upper abs regularly you will start seeing that first 4 blocks of your six pack. When choosing exercises to do that will tone your abs, it is very important to keep your current fitness level in mind and not to do exercises that are above or below your current level. As your level of fitness increases, you can take it up another level to make sure your metabolism stays on its toes. Let's look at the best upper stomach exercises for beginner up all the way to advanced:

The traditional crunch - for beginners

The traditional crunch is one of the best exercises for the upper abdominals for beginners. It is very easy to do and you can even do it in the comfort of your own home. If you are not familiar with the traditional crunch, here is how you can do it: Lie on your back on an exercise mat, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Slowly crunch your shoulders of the floor and hold for one count, relax and repeat. Make sure that you do the exercise in a slow and controlled manner.

The toe touch - if you are a bit more advanced than beginner

The toe touch is a perfect upper stomach exercise for people who are a bit more advanced than beginner (intermediate). This is how you would perform this exercise: Lie on your back with your legs lifted in the air, knees slightly bent. Lift your arms above your head, slowly lift your shoulder blades of the ground and reach for your toes. Hold the position for one second and lower to starting position. Make sure you don't jerk your head up, and that you move in a slow and controlled manner.

The weighted crunch - for if you are advanced

If you need a new abs exercise challenge and you have been doing abdominal exercises for a while, this exercise (the weighted crunch) do this exercise exactly like the traditional crunch, but you hold weights in your hands to increase the resistance. Make sure you stretch your arms above your head, while holding the weights and crunch up slowly. Make sure never to place strain on your neck and to move in a controlled manner.

Repeat your chosen upper stomach exercise for 10-15 reps for three sets. Just remember that you shouldn't only do abdominal exercises but you should include cardio, weight training and stress reduction exercises like Yoga or Pilates in your routine. The important thing with any weight loss regime is to stay motivated and to be consistent. If you so, you will soon be seeing flat abs in the mirror.

If you want a machine to help out to get flat abs faster, read more about the supreme Pilates machine, it is excellent for toning your core. And if you have thought about going on a 7 day diet plan, make sure you understand all the risks and the precautions you need to be aware of.

Last advice

Due to the fact that the info given in this article is my own advice and my personal opinion, no warrant can be give to the reliability, safety or accuracy of the advice given. But I do how ever strive to give the best advice that I am able to provide. I am not a medical doctor or a registered advice giver. I therefore strongly advice you t see your doctor before undertaking any new weight loss regime (may it be a new diet or a new exercise program. She will be able to advise you whether the new routine would be well suited to you as an individual.



Apr 2, 2010 9:21pm
Crunches do a good job of helping flatten the tummy.
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