We all exercise for two reasons: to improve our health and to look better. Tight abdominal muscles are not essential for the first, but are for the second reason. If you want to have six packs then this is a perfect exercise.It will tighten your muscles and provide a flat belly.
This exercise engages all the core muscles at once, she targets the transverse abdominals, gluteus maximus, and anterior deltoids. Journal of Medicine and Science has proven that this exercise engages all abdominal muscles simultaneously, improves strength and stability.
The beauty of this exercise is in its benefits .By doing it you work out the transverse abdominals( muscles that run sideways under the top layer of abdominal muscles),and these muscles are responsible for pulling and tightening the core muscles. You can get this benefits by doing sit-ups because they don’t engage these muscles, and these are the most important muscles to work out if you want to flatten your belly and reduce your waistline.
Here’s how to do the exercise:
Put your hands( separated at a shoulder’s width)and knees on the ground .Then elongate your neck , lift your head so that your face is parallel to the floor and extend the right leg back by resting your weight on the toes(extend the left leg in the same position).Make sure that :your body weight is evenly distributed on your hands and toes, buttocks to be lower than the shoulders, and your body extended in a single straight line head to heels.
The next step serves to tighten your midsection.While doing it bread slowly in and out ,and try to hold this position for up to 60 seconds. Then lower your knees slowly to the floor, lean back and sit on your heels and rest.
This exercise needs to be repeated three times.
It may look like “piece of cake “ exercise, but it is very difficult at the beginning. It is important not to force your self, so start slowly and gradually move to the main goal ,and it is holding you in the position for 60 seconds.