Oblique abdominal muscles
Most trainees are well aware of what exercises load the upper and lower abdominal muscles, but not always work effectively include obliques. Let's see what they are and how much attention should be paid to them.
The abdominal muscles - anatomy
Oblique abdominal muscles are designed for twisting the body. Abdominal internal oblique muscle located deep closer to the back and abdominal external oblique muscle, respectively, close to the surface. During tilt to the right includes the right external oblique muscle and left inside, and vice versa. It is important that the data the muscles were in good shape, since it is the guarantee of health of your spine, as well as the normal position of internal organs of the abdominal cavity. Weak muscle tone of the lumbar can even create asymmetry in the waist.
Strengthening the abdominal muscles
Thus, the importance of this group of abdominal muscles is clear, let's look at the exercises that give the desired effect. The exercise your list of elements should be sufficient to body twisting in different directions.
beginner mistake: many people believe that shaking news, they get rid of excess fat deposition in the waist area. Unfortunately, I have to disappoint you. Yes, the load causes the body to draw energy from the reserves, but without dieting you can not do. Moreover, if you are performing exercises to strengthen abdominal muscles, you can get the opposite of the desired effect. Instead, a thin waist, it will become the owner of the "extended" version. This happens due to the fact that muscles are strengthened and some increase in volume, plus the added amount of fat that you have not yet burned. Especially quickly this negative effect can be seen from the performance of the side slopes (with them, be very careful not to get carried away by them). As a result, you have a wonderful news, hidden under fat and dissatisfaction after each glance in the mirror. But is it worth to you to review your diet and begin to adhere to the correct healthy diet, and the result will surprise you.
During the exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles carefully follow the technique. If you are working on the upper muscles and make twisting on the floor or on an incline bench, make sure that your elbows are not consolidated and do not pull his hands the head (this extra load on the neck). When working on the oblique muscles, try to fix the hip in one position and thus isolate the target site. Twisting you can perform both standing up straight, and in the slope when the body is parallel to the floor. If the exercises are given to you too easily, you can use
Equally effective exercise will be a classic twist on the floor, with the only difference being that you are pulling the elbow of the right hand to the left knee and vice versa.
Do not forget an important point: your goal is to support the oblique abdominal muscles in good shape, but they should not be pumped. How do you know when to stop and cease to raise the load? Just look in the mirror. If, nevertheless, you have missed the moment when should hit the brakes, do not worry. Enough time to avoid any exercises on the oblique muscles, and they soon reduced in size. Work on yourself, feel sculptor and create the body you have always dreamed of.