One main goal of most people that are training would be to reduce stomach fat. It seems that a large majority of us would love to have a set of abs that would catch the attention of everyone around us. What most seem to understand is that getting a flat stomach can take quite a long time. The first thing you’ll want to have in check is that you aren’t filling your face with a bunch of junk food. Once you’ve got the food requirements down, you’ll need to pick a good group of exercises that will effectively train your stomach muscles.
There are a bunch of exercises out there that will tone you a slight bit but won’t fully work out your abs. Instead of getting out that roller out of your closest, let’s look at how weightlifters train their stomach muscles, you might be surprised. The benefit of some of the most intense compound lifts available is that they can work well to enhance your abdominal muscles too!
Squats – Probably the best exercise for training your abdominal muscles, the squat has so many benefits associated with it. I see why most people complain about squatting, it doesn’t work most of the showy muscles. In addition, performing a proper squat is about the toughest exercise that you can perfect, in terms of proper form. If more people would stop complaining how hard squats are and just knocked them out, more people would see how good this exercise can be for you!
Military Press – This king of shoulder exercises is great for improving core strength, right where the abdominal muscles are. The first few times that you do a military press, it will naturally feel like you might fall over backwards. It is recommended that you stay very slightly bent while performing these presses, giving you a false feeling like you could tip back. It’s very important to start with a manageable weight for this exercise, since you will be lifting this weight over your head.
Shoulder Row – For this exercise, you’ll need to grab a dumbbell and lean over a nearby bench. Once at the bench, simply pull the dumbbell back, alternating between both arms. This exercise is especially effective for keeping your oblique muscles tightened. As you continue to pull back, you are stretching the out sides of your abdominal muscles. Another benefit of this exercise is that you don’t have to use heavy weights.
No matter which exercise you choose for your next day to train, remember that these all will help your abdominal muscles. Sure, you can’t expect to have a shredded stomach by next week but be patient and you will see how well compound lifting can help you achieve a flatter stomach. Most of the popular ab exercises out there just don’t cut the mustard when it comes to easiness or practicality. It makes much more sense to implement a few new weightlifting methods into your training. Best of all, when you have perfected the previously mentioned lifts, you’ll likely be noticing that you have gained some newfound strength in the process. Overall, you should expect that, after doing the three lifts you’ve seen, your stomach should start looking flatter in a matter of a few weeks. Of course, the more fat that you have accumulated, the longer you should expect it to take to see results!