05 Oct How to get a strong, toned core
How to get a strong, toned core with ZCF
At Zanna Cox Fitness, there is nothing we love more than a strong, toned core so we can rock those crop tops and tight dresses.
Here are a few tips to remember when you are at your next AB FIT class in order to get that dream six-pack.
Engage your pelvic floor:
By engaging your pelvic floor, before and during any abs exercise you better engage your abdominals. This helps to give you a tighter midsection.
Feel the burn:
Sometimes it is hard to fully concentrate at the gym as our mind is on work, home or basically anything other than what you are actually doing. By focusing on the exercises as you do them, not only are you less prone to injury but you also engage the mind-body connection, helping to recruit more muscle fibers and therefore improving your results.
So often when we are concentrating super hard on doing those sit-ups or V-Snaps we forget to BREATHE! Our core muscles need oxygen to work at full capacity, so be sure to keep breathing. As a general rule, inhale on the easiest part of the move and exhale when you need to exert the most force.
Freak it up:
Constantly doing sit ups isn’t going to work your entire whole mid section. Include abs exercises that rotate, twist and turn your body in order to activate your whole middle.
Dumbbells aren’t just for bicep curls and med balls aren’t just for slams. Like all our muscles, our abs need to be challenged to get stronger. So if you have to do more than 20 sit ups to feel the burn, throw some weight into the mix and keep surprising your body with more challenging exercises every session.
As we mentioned before, training your abs isn’t just all sit-ups and Russian twists. While these do work your abs, planning is a core move that works all the different parts of your abs. They are challenge, but your abs will thank you for it!
Want to tone up your core and get a toned, define stomach before Summer? Come join us at our Cromer Gym ” ZCF HIIT” for Ab Fit!
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