- Tighten Your Stomach Muscles
- Tighten Your Tummy!
- 7 Stomach Muscle Exercise Habits To Avoid
- Flat Belly Diets
- Free Trial Scams
- Pilates Classes
- Your Busy Life
- Section 1: Busy Life
- Section 2: Busy Life
- Section 3: Busy Life
- Section 4: Busy Life
- Section 5: Busy Life
- Easy Exercise Videos
- Fitness DVDs for Men
- Fitness DVDs for Women
- 6-Pack Abs for Men
- For Women Over 40 Only
- Exercise Equipment for People on the Go
- Food Myths
- The Salad Dressing to Avoid Like the Plague
- Do 3 Day Diets Work?
Section 5: BUSY LIFE
Quick Exercises for the Hurried and Harried
Here are some exercises that can be done in your hotel room while on the road or in the privacy of your home. They will all help to get rid of that belly fat for a thinner, trimmer, better fit you.
Floor Exercise 1: The Cobra (or back extension)
Lie on your stomach, allowing all muscles to relax completely. Rest forehead on floor. Gracefully place hands beneath shoulders, fingers are together, pointing inward as if to do a push up. In a very slow motion tilt head backward while pushing with your hands against the floor, and begin to raise trunk. The spine must be curved. Push to raise and lift your trunk off the floor (ensure you’re lifting head, shoulders and chest only). Do not go further than this position.
Keep pelvis on the floor, spine remains continually curved and your head remains tilting backward. Do not tilt head back so far as to be looking at the ceiling. Relax legs (note that there is a tendency for them to become tense.) Hold without motion for a count of 15. Keep spine curved and slowly lower trunk. Slowly tilt head forward. Return back to original position. All muscles relax completely. (Note the feeling of deep relaxation.) Repeat 3 times. You should feel your spine lengthen. Richard Hittleman recommends not just pressing back with your hands, but also pushing your upper body up and forward.
Floor exercise 2: Leg and Back Stretch
Keep the right leg straight while tucking your left leg in toward the opposite thigh. Gracefully bring arms up over head reaching towards the ceiling while slowly bending at the waist, reaching and stretching towards the toes of the right foot. Keep stretch gently toward the toes of the straight leg. Bend down as far as you can. Do not bounce. This movement is like a ballet movement when an arms moving above the head gracefully, which stretches the sides of the trunk to increase flexibility.
This Workout Will Only Take 2 Minutes in Your Hotel Room or At Home!
Floor exercise 3: Crunch (for lower abdominal's)
The lower abdominals are the weakest muscles in your torso because they are rarely worked, and they’re the first to sag after childbirth and after menopause if they have not been taken care of. This exercise will help.
Lying flat on your back with your knees bent, cross your arms over your chest. Squeeze your buttocks, tighten your abdomen and push your lower back into the floor. Hold for 10-20 seconds, breathing normally. Relax, and then release. Repeat as often as you can, without overworking yourself. Don't push yourself too hard at first.
This Example Will Take Just 3 Minutes!
Pick Up An Exercise Book or DVD
You can pick up any exercise book, or DVD to find exercises that will suit your particular situation. These exercised can be perform while on the go. Pack the book or the DVD in your bag so that you will have them for reference while traveling.
A book that may help those of you that are just "too busy to exercise" is the
Success Strategies for Busy Men and Busy Women.
The book contains exercises and diets adjustments that can be fit into a busy life style. Just because the exercises are quick exercises, does not mean that the exercise is worthless because it's not. Every minute that you can squeeze into a day all adds up. If you can only afford to squeeze in five or ten minutes here and there through out the day, this book will be a tremendous help. This book is focused more on people over 40, but I found that even if you are only 30 you will still find a lot of value in the information if you are one using the excuse that you are "Too Busy to Exercise".
Something that a lot of women do not realize is how adaptable our bodies are. Once your body figures out that you are on a repetitive regime off exercise, your body will adjust and your metabolism will begin to slow down again. This is why people have to keep increasing the length of time and the amount of reps they are doing.
The way to get around this is to not get into a boring routine. Mix it up. Two minutes here, 3 minutes there, a walk where you would normally drive, will all confuse the body and keep the metabolism up and burning off the calories and fat.