Resistance training makes an excellent way to shrink the bulging waistline and reduce the protruding hips. When performed on a regular basis, it helps increase the connective tissue cross-sectional area and offset the loss in muscle mass due to normal aging. Resistance training has been shown to improve blood lipid profile, increase basal metabolic rate, improve glucose tolerance, decrease blood pressure, improve flexibility, protect against the risk of cardiovascular disease, improve postural stability, reduce the risk of falling, increase the bone mineral density, improve the functional capacity and improve one’s ability to handle stress and anxiety effectively.
There are numerous resistance training workouts that you can perform to improve your posture, tone your muscles and improve your overall body flexibility. The Kneeling Resistance Band Crunch is a unique resistance training exercise to develop and strengthen your abs. Perform this exercise at least twice a week to shed fat from abdominal region.
Start this exercise by looping the resistance band around any stationary object. Make sure that the band is anchored high enough to provide resistance to abs. Next step is to kneel down and place the resistance band ends against the forehead area. Crunch abs by moving elbows toward the middle of the thighs. Make sure that you keep hips still and exhale as you contract the abs. Return to the starting position to complete one repetition. Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions.
The Kneeling Resistance Band Crunch makes a medium difficulty exercise and should be performed in the supervision of a qualified professional personal trainer. There are numerous benefits of hiring the services of a gym trainer. First of all, he or she will help you attain your fitness goals in a fun, safe and motivating way. Second of all, he will suggest you a variety of exercises that would increase energy, boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health, and increase muscle strength and size. Moreover, he will keep you motivated and challenged.
Healthy eating habits play an important role in reaching a peak athletic performance or achieving a healthy weight. Males should consume 2200-3000 calories daily. Females are advised to consume 1600-2400 calories per day. Make sure that you avoid the consumption of red meat and saturated fats. Choose healthy fats such as canola or olive oil. Avoid consuming large meals; instead eat smaller portions of nutrient-rich foods such as lean meats, fruits, leafy green vegetables, nuts, cereals and legumes. Avoid sugary drinks and keep the television off during eating. It is recommended that adults should consume 2 cups of fruits and 3 cups of vegetables every day.