By Muscle Media
It is only natural, most people want to look their best. And exercising their stomach muscles is usually a huge part of most fitness programs. If so much time and energy is going to be focused on this muscle group, it is a good idea to know what the best exercises are. There are many resources available for finding the best stomach exercises. Plenty of people to say what they consider the best. So how can a person decide for themselves which truly are the best exercises for working their stomach muscles?
First of all it is important to note that the best stomach exercises are those that a person is willing to do. No matter how effective the exercise is. If a person isn’t going to do them consistently the exercise will not benefit that particular individual. It is also important to note that the best stomach exercises do not necessarily require equipment to perform them. Although some machines and equipment may work quite well for some people.
When a person decides on a fitness program that includes stomach exercises, it is best to include exercises that work the different parts of the stomach. If a person simply concentrates on one area, their workout will not be as effective. The best exercises, combine working the oblique, which are the side muscles, the lower abdominals, the mid section and also the upper section.
Some of the most popular stomach exercises are crunches. These are a very effective exercise and very convenient since they can be performed anywhere without any equipment. The next exercise that is also very popular and goes along with the basic crunch is the side crunch. This works out the oblique.
Some people consider the best stomach exercises to be included in a Pilate’s workout. The reason for this is because in Pilates, the whole focus is on the core of the body. The core is the abdominal, or stomach muscles. Every movement in a Pilate’s workout will work the stomach muscles either directly or indirectly. These exercises can be found on the internet. Either the exercise itself or videos that can be purchased.
Another good exercise that some fitness experts consider to be one of the best stomach exercises involves laying flat on your stomach. Put your legs straight and then raise your body up using your arms as your hands are clasped together and keep your body straight as if doing a pushup. Hold this position as long as you can stand. This is an excellent movement to strengthen the whole stomach.
Remember again though that just because one person may consider a specific exercise to be the best stomach exercise that does not necessarily mean it is the best for everyone. Each person’s body is different and will respond differently to certain movements. Any one serious about working on the abdominal muscles will find it most helpful to try several different exercises. And then determine which one they can both feel and see results with. If one exercise is simply too hard to do correctly, or does not feel like it has done anything for the muscle group worked, that exercise is clearly not the best. The person should find what works best for them.