SPORT APPAREL BEHEMOTH MAY BE ON TO SOMETHING: JUST DO IT!
DON’T NIT-PICK, JUST GET IT DONE! YOUR CORE WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.
BRINGING SEXY BACK.
All too often people get caught up in the when’s, where’s and how’s of fitness when, at the CORE, it is really about JUST DOING IT! Just being more active. Moving more. Doing more. BEING more. You can spend your time over-thinking what’s best and not doing anything because of all the uncertainties and X factors, or you can pick something and JUST DO IT!
When it comes to training your sexy-muscles there is one major question we must address: WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?
DO I WANT A SIX-PACK?
DO I WANT A STRONG, FLAT, SVELTE MID-SECTION?
DO I SIMPLY WANT TO MOVE BETTER?
DOES MY WEAK BACK NEED MORE SUPPORT?
BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN
Remember, the core muscles encompass everything from mid-thigh (hip-flexors and hamstrings), to mid-torso (solar-plexus and lower-back).
Whatever your purpose, there are two things to be considered: HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE TO INVEST IN YOUR CORE? HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT IT?
A stronger mid-section can be achieved with relatively minimum time and effort. The key word here is “relative.” A weak core will respond to the slightest, most minimal amount of stimulation. Responding to this stimulation will strengthen the area that much more. The way the human body adapts to each situation it meets, means the stronger these muscles become and the more stimulation they will need to keep on responding...and so on.
There is a point at which most people reach a place of contentment or satisfaction with results they’ve achieved and are able to set a routines(s) to maintain it. In most cases, these people are quite far along in their fitness endeavors and well in tune with their body.
Certain people with any one of a number of physical ailments, body mechanics issues or muscle deficiencies should follow a core fitness routine as if it were a prescribed medication. It will quite simply make them more capable in all areas of their lives. That routine will include some of the same exercises and set numbers that those who are chasing the visibly sexy abs so many people find elusive.
When it comes to showing those abs off as if they are artwork on display in the showcase that is your physical form, diet then becomes priority number one. You can do all of the planks, sit-ups and reverse crunches you like, but if you’re not eating to shed the fat stores surrounding this sexion, you might as well stick a fork in the whole process, because you’ll be done.
The key here is balance.
Incorporate the following old-school ab routine into your weekly fitness regimen for 90 days without fail and see if you don't see the beginnings of the results you are looking for.
Mon., Tues., and Fri., perform the following exercises;
Sit-Ups 3 x 25
Lying Leg-Raises 3 x 25
Crunches 3 x 25
Knee-ins 3 x 25
Perform these exercises with between 25-30 seconds of rest between sets, working each and every repetition for maximal contraction. Your stomach should be on fire at about 20 reps and it should be difficult to finish each set. If it feels easy, tweak the way you are performing your reps to be as deliberate as possible.
This is a simple, no-frills/no equipment needed routine that, if done consistently, will bring you phenomenal results. Don't think about it. JUST DO IT!