There is no doubt that sit-ups are not the favorite exercise for most people, but this doesn’t mean that people don’t want to get strong and attractive stomach. Luckily, fitness specialists have discovered a way to replace up to 1000 sit-ups.
Namely, they have discovered a simple, static exercise that uses the weight of our body. All you need to do is to keep your body as straight as you can and rely on your toes and hands.
In order to feel the benefits of this exercise, your body should stand still – you should not move even one inch during the exercise. If you are able to do this, you can expect to get a strong and attractive stomach and pain-free back because the abs provide extra support to the spine.
In case you perform this exercise at least 4 times a week for just ten minutes per day, you should get results that are equal or even better compared to making one thousand sit-ups. Prior to the start of this exercise you should be sure that the body is placed in the right initial position and follow these tips:
- First of all, put the palms on the floor and press them. Stretch the shoulders and keep them apart as far as possible while keeping your neck extended. The hand must be comfortable.
- Remember that the main point is to strengthen the abs, but the legs won’t be resting either.
In case you don’t feel pressure and engagement in this area, set the heels apart even more and keep standing on the toes. You should notice greater tension in the quadriceps. At this point, squeeze the buttocks. In this way you will trigger a reaction from the muscles located in your lower body.
Keep the buttock as low as you can. The body must be straight all the time; a triangle form is not acceptable. In order to ease your job, you must inhale and exhale rhythmically. If you want to be sure that the body is straight all the time, visualize a glass full of water that you are trying to balance on the lower back.
Put the knees and hands on the ground and press them firmly. The wrists should form straight line with the shoulders while the back should remain straight. Raise your look (about 25-30 inches right in front of you). The nose must be directed towards the ground and the back of the head must be parallel to the ground and ceiling. Stretch the left leg to back until your fingers get bent and after that, stretch the right leg. At this point the entire weight should rely on the toes and hands.
Next, make the muscles in the midsection area tighter and keep them tensed and tightened between 30 and 60 seconds. Get the knees back to the ground and sit on the heels. You should keep your knees separated but your thumbs should be touching. After that, move the torso towards the thighs and press the ground with the forehead gently. Stretch the arms in front of you as much as you can and release the tension. Perform this interesting exercise 3 times. Once you master this efficient exercise, feel free to practice it for more than one minute.