You might have heard some people refer to it as a spare tire, a muffin top, or love handles, having a roll of fat around your waist is common. But even if you're not overweight, a bulging midriff may raise your risk of heart disease.
Despite the many ads that tout "one simple trick" to lose belly fat, there's no getting around it: whittling down your waistline takes a bit of effort. One important step is strengthening your core, which includes the muscles in your abdomen, back, sides, pelvis, and buttocks. However, a strong core is only part of the picture.
You can't lose belly fat by exercising only your abdominal muscles. To lose fat anywhere on your body, you need a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training, plus a healthy, portion-controlled eating plan.
Focus On Core Strength
All forms of exercise help burn calories, aiding weight loss. But including core-strengthening exercises in your workout is important for several reasons. First, many sports and other athletic pursuits are powered by a strong core, including golfing, tennis and other racquet sports, biking, running, swimming, baseball, volleyball, kayaking, and rowing. Developing core muscle strength may make your exercise stints more effective — and maybe even more enjoyable.
Second, having a strong core helps improve balance, which lowers your risk of falling. It may also prevent other injuries, such as muscle strain or spasms in the lower back. Well-developed core muscles help stabilize your spine, helping to create a firm base of support for virtually all movement, including everyday moves like reaching up to a shelf or wiping up a spill on the floor.
Competence Of The Core
The best exercises for your core target several groups of muscles at a time, such as the plank, Dead Bugs, Bear Crawls which builds muscles in the abdomen, back, and side. When planning your core exercises, it’s always best to planned it throughout your sessions rather than leave it for the very end. If you are doing just a core session its always best to includes a wide range of core exercises with some cardio movements ( Ie. Mountain Climbers)
Core Strength Training Session Program
10 Exercises 4 Rounds
30 seconds work each exercise 10 seconds rest
Plank Walk Out
Bear Crawl Hold
High Plank Static Hold
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