When to Do Abdominal Exercises

By: Li Ming Wong

There is no question, people want flatter abdominals. Whether it is a woman who just had a baby, or a man who wants to impress someone, or anyone in between. While most people have good intentions when it comes to building their "six pack" not as many people can find the time or dedication to really follow through to see real results, and usually give up. To remedy the problem there are several ideas that can help a person wanting to get a flatter abdominal but cannot find the time or energy to do intense abdominal exercises.

For as many people that want to do abdominal exercises, there are just as many people, probably more, that like to watch television. This is a perfect time to do abdominal exercises. During commercials, or every ten minutes if there are no commercials, try lying on the floor and doing as many abdominal exercises as possible during the break. If you have not done abdominal exercises in awhile, it is best to start slowly, but eventually make it a game, and try to get more repetitions in each time. By following this simple plan, it will help your body in several different ways. First of all, there is no extra scheduling involved, for most people, watching television at some point in the day is natural so no extra time is taken out of the day to do abdominal exercise. The second thing this strategy helps with is that the human body should not remain motionless for more then thirty minutes anyway, by getting up and doing abdominal exercises every few minutes it really boosts up the bodies metabolism.

Another good time to do abdominal exercises is first thing in the morning. Try rolling out of bed, maybe literally, and lie down on the floor and do as many repetitions as possible in a set amount of time, even just five minutes. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that exercising first thing in the morning may be more beneficial to a person then trying to exercise other times of the day. While there are many reasons for this, one valid reason is that it gets the metabolism going for the day after a nights sleep. Since most people are extra concerned about the appearance of their abdominal, it seems logical to start the day with a good set of abdominal exercise.

Of course, for those that are able to dedicate time each day to exercising, their routine should include abdominal exercises. There are some reports that say that muscles need time to rest, so only exercise a particular group of muscles every other day, while other reports say that abdominal muscles are ok to exercise everyday. One way to answer the question on when to do abdominal exercises, every day or every other day is first listen to your body. If the abdominal muscles are sore, rest them, if not then maybe one day work on them more intensely then the next day, but try to include at least one set of abdominal exercises daily.

There is good reason for wanting to develop strong abdominal muscles, besides for appearance sake. This is the core of your body. If it is not strong, the rest of your body will suffer. The good news is that most abdominal exercises can be done anywhere with absolutely no machines or gadgets. With a little diligence and some creativity, there are plenty of times throughout the day to sneak in abdominal exercises.

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