With the perfect belly burn workout coupled with healthy nutrition, even stubborn belly fat doesn’t stand a chance!
But while you can feel the toning affects of crunches and twists, you may also feel back and neck pain that standard ab exercises are known for.
The pain may not show up right away, but eventually (and for days afterwards) it sends you dull achy pain as a nagging reminder.
A slimmer waistline is definitely a focus, but so is full body strength, and a pain-free life. This of course includes optimal back health.
There are 3 valuable secrets to the best belly burn exercises that simultaneously protect the low back and stave off back pain in the future. Ready, here they are:
3 valuable secrets to the best belly burn while still protecting your low back too:
There’s only one Crunch that creates a flat belly burn while protecting the back:
Have you ever felt back pain during a crunch? Or maybe you feel great during, but the next day your feeling a low back ache?
That’s because the movement creates a forward pull on the low back. Add the repetitive motion and you’ve created the perfect storm for a sore low back.
But, there’s one secret crunch that tones the tummy and protects the low back all at once.
It’s known as The McGill Crunch. It protects the low back by placing your hands under the small of your back, helping you to keep your natural low back arch and bracing the low back while simultaneously focusing on tighter, flatter tummy muscles that create back strength too.
It is seriously the best method to get the results on the the outside, while feeling fabulous and pain free on the inside too.
When Movement Doesn’t Matter For a Tighter Core:
You’ll definitely feel the belly burn with isometric exercises that ask for zero movement. It works by recruiting more and more muscle fibres as the time of the exercise increases.
The isometric contraction also avoids all harmful repetitive motion on the spine that may lead to eventual bulging disks and osteo-arthritis in the spine.
The side plank creates a smaller waist while strengthening the muscles that protect and support the back, making this the best isometric exercise for your hour glass figure.
It’s Not About How Many You Do, It’s About Your Hands and Arms:
Have you ever heard the saying ” work smarter, not harder” . It’s hard to wrap the head around it when years of exercise plans that tell us “more is better” , but truthfully, it’s not about how many repetitions of an exercise you do, or how many days of the week you do it, it has more to do with finding the most efficient workout plan.
When it comes to your waistline, arm movements are the best way to create belly burn while strengthening the back.
The arms act as a lever, and the longer the lever, the more difficult it becomes for your tummy to stabilize you. You recruit even more muscle fibres without asking your back to twist and turn repeatedly, which aggravates back pain over time and may increase your risk of osteoporosis-arthritis in the back.
This Quick and simple belly burn routine follows these 3 valuable secrets to belly burn without hurting your back. Give it a try:
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