Powerful Technique Flattens Your Lower Abs Rapidly and Permanently
Why is it so difficult to achieve a flat stomach? For most people, the lower abs always seem to be bulging to an unacceptable degree no matter what they try. The good news is, I have developed a program that will blast the fat right off your lower abs. Read on to learn more.
I'd be a rich man if I had a dollar for ever time that someone told me, "My upper abs are coming in but I still have this pouch of fat on my lower abs." Unfortunately, this "upper then lower" fat loss pattern is typical for the majority of people. This "lower ab bulge" happens for three very different reasons. If you are going to achieve flat lower abs, all three reasons must be addressed.
The first reason the lower abs bulge out is caused by excess body fat. The majority of individuals can lose belly fat on the upper portion of their abs first. On the other hand, the fat around their belly button would be burned last, only if these trainees got very lean. This lower belly fat is only lost by engaging in a well-designed fat burning protocol. This protocol would include a combonation of: metabolism raising resistance training, proper nutrition and high intensity cardio.
The second reason that your lower abs stick out is due to the tilting of your pelvis. If your pelvis is rotated too far forward, your back will arch greatly. This severe arch causes the lower portion of your belly to protrude, regardless of your body fat levels.
In order to correct this problem, you must lengthen your hip flexors and strengthen your abdominals. If this is done properly, you will realign your pevis and flatten your belly in no time.
Below, I'll describe a hip flexor stretch and several corrective ab exercises based on your current level of abdominal strength.
Hip Flexor Stretch- Get into a lunge position. Adjust the distance between your feet so when you squat down the shin on your front leg is in a vertical position. You must maintain an upright torso. Hold for one minute. Repeat on the other leg.
Level 1 Ab Exercise- Lie on the floor. Flex your knees until they make ninety degree angles while placing your feet flat on the floor. With your palms down, place your hands under your lower back. Bring both legs up until your knees are pointing directly toward the sky. Tilt your pelvis backward, thus creating slight pressure on your hands. This is the starting position. Next lower your legs to the floor while maintaining your back position thus keeping constant pressure on your hands. As you get stronger, simply extend your knees slightly each workout until you are doing this exercise with straight legs.
Intermediate Ab Exercise- Lie on your back on the floor. Flex both your knees and hips until they form 90 degree angles. Bring knees toward chest by flexing your abdominal muscles. Be sure to keep the knee angle constant. Return until hips and knees are again in the starting position. Repeat.
Advanced Ab Exercise- Lie on a decline bench. Bend both knees and hips to 90 degree angles. Lift knees toward chest by flexing abdominal muscles while maintaining a constant knee angle. Now lower back down until hips and knees are again extended to 90 degree angles. To progress, increase the angle of the decline.
Stomach distension is the third reason for a bloated abdominal region. Constipation is one of the most common reasons for this; when this occurs, increasing your consumption of water and fiber is the best remedy. Speak with your doctor if these recommendations do not bring optimal results.
Another cause of distension is consuming foods to which your body is reactive or senstive to. Your immune system will react to these foods by causing your stomach to bloat. If you begin to experience diarrhea, cramping, or bloating after eating certain foods, reasses your eating habits and use substitutions as needed.
Is achieving flat abs something you've always desired? Incorporate these tried and true methods to your routine and flatten your stomach once and for all!
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John Alvino has been hailed as the leading authority on abdominal fat loss in the world today. To get your copy of his FREE fat loss book, click here.