The goal of any ab exercise is to attain a flat, attractive stomach but you have to build muscle also. This is where transverse abdominal(tva) exercises come in. The Transverse Abdominus is the stabilizing muscle that acts like a belt along with other abdominal muscles. The tva provides core stability which improves your balance and helps give your stomach a shape other than round.
If you have heard nothing that I have ever told you, please hear this: your success through this or any other program is ONLY a precursor for what lies ahead for you IF you are seriously COMMITTED to transforming your bodies. You are not at your current weight or size because of what you have done over the past two weeks but rather as a show of what you have done(or haven’t done) over the past few years.
Back in December, I rallied 14 of my boot campers to sign up for the Mad Anthony Mud Run in Waynesboro, VA. We figured this would give us incentive to keep our fitness/running during the cold winter months. One by one everyone registered, and we are talking ALL ages and abilities! The thing they all had in common was gusto and heart! There was one young woman who signed up that I thought "Good for her, she is really getting stronger and in great shape!".
In my opinion, having a good work out shoe is probably the first thing you need to look into when starting a fitness regime. You can buy the best equipment money can buy but if your shoes are wrong and they’re uncomfortable when you work out, you’re going to end up with blisters and painful feet. I’ve had many pairs of training shoes since I started going to the gym when I was a young lad, so I think I can give a good opinion on what shoes are best for which exercise.
Whether you are striving to earn a beach body or to improve your overall health and wellbeing, you will need to create a fitness plan. Of course you can develop your own fitness regimen, but you are more likely to stick to your fitness goals, and achieve them, by hiring a qualified personal trainer.
Remember when you first got up on your two wheeler bike for the first time? The feeling of unyielding pride and joy! Of never wanting to stop and thinking you were on top of the world. That is the feeling of fitness!
Sorry to break it to you “empty-calorie” sippers but just a lil’ something to swallow: according to a U.S. study conducted by scientists at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. the caffeine in coffee, tea and soft drinks increases blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes and may undermine disease control.
As if we needed more proof, it's now official -- increased exercise capacity lowers the risk of death in African-American and Caucasian men according to a U.S. study.
Lead author Peter Kokkinos of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington said the Veterans Affairs study was the largest known study to assess this “new-found” link between fitness and mortality.
Generally, the idea of more is better is a person's frame of mind. In the case of exercise though, this is not always true. Do you ever wake up and feel overly tired, or try to go for a run and your legs feel heavy- like they each weight a ton and turning them over is a chore, or lack motivation but don't understand why, or can't seem to get a good night sleep, or even seem irritable or unable to perform well while doing a workout?
These could be signs that you are suffering from Fatigue.
It is, basically, the body's way of saying "HEY! I need a day off!