You want to have a flat and hard stomach, but you can’t do those sit-ups. But you no longer have to do your sit-ups. Fitness experts have successfully discovered a way that is equivalent to a thousand sit-ups. Yes, it’s true! Equal to a 1,000 sit-ups.
It doesn’t involve lots of movement. In fact, it is a static exercise and your body weight rests on your hands and toes. You will be keeping your body straight like the board.
You will not be moving your body even an inch, and still it will help you achieve flat and strong stomach without the need for stress your back. It involves putting the abdominal muscles to use for supporting your spine.
Just do this exercise several times per week for just 10 minutes per day. It will give you the same results (or even better) compared to doing a thousand sit-ups.
There are 5 things that you should keep in mind when doing this exercise. Also make sure that you start in the right position:
- Put your palms on the floor, keeping them pressed. Stretch the shoulders to ensure they are as far away from each other. Make sure your neck is kept elongated. The palms should be kept firmly against the floor but the hands must feel comfortable and shouldn’t be like they are going to loosen up.
- Majority of the workout will be focused on your abdominal muscles. You will also be feeling your legs to be on ‘fire’. If you don’t feel them, the heels should be set further so that you are on the toes. This will tense the quadriceps. Squeeze the buttocks and this will help in activating your lower body muscles.
- Make sure your buttocks are held lower and not kept higher. Keep your body in a straight line. Don’t form a triangle.
- You can make it easier to maintain this posture by controlling your breath. The key is to breathe in/out in a rhythmic fashion.
- You can keep your body in a straight line by imagining that you are balancing a glass of water on your lower back. You could also imagine that you want to allow a ball to roll from nape to heel so that it doesn’t face any obstruction on your lower back.
How to Do this Weight-Loss Exercise?
- Keep your hands and knees pressed on the floor, ensuring that your wrists and shoulders are in line. Keep the back straight. Then left your stare in a way that you are looking at 30 inches in front. The nose should face the floor and your head’s back must be parallel to the ceiling.
- Now extend the right leg down while keeping your fingers bent. Then extend the left leg. So now you will have your full body weight on the hands and toes.
- Then tighten up the midsection area muscles and remain in the position for 20-60 seconds.
- Then move your knees down to the floor. You can then sit on the heels while your thumbs keep touching and the knees are separate.
- Now move your torso to the thighs. At the same time, try to touch the floor with forehead. Now extend your arms to the full in front and then relax.
Do this 3 times. As you repeat this exercise, you will find it becoming increasingly easier. Gradually, you can increase the duration of the exercise to 60 seconds and more.