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Toning?

killercurls

I *will* be skinny again!
#1

howdy-doody

Eloquent hooligan
#2
Wotcha :)

A slendertone did wonders for me (check em oooot on Ebay) but also apparently hula hooping is supposed to be ace... I've got fat 'sides' so am deffo gonna check em out (even though they are girly... I may have to use a power tool at the same time to make it feel more manly...)
 

Jesi

Silver Member
#3
I was looking on youtube just now and there some great ab workouts. Just type "workout" and look for the "psychetruth" screen name. I have her on my faves she has some great workouts. I'm Starting tomorrow. Hope it helps.
 
#4
Hi Killercurls

Am off to the gym tomorrow for a session with a personal trainer (a birthday present from my family) so I will ask and see what he says. Stomach is one (of many!) areas I want to tone up so I'll let you know.

LLx
 

killercurls

I *will* be skinny again!
#5
Hi Killercurls

Am off to the gym tomorrow for a session with a personal trainer (a birthday present from my family) so I will ask and see what he says. Stomach is one (of many!) areas I want to tone up so I'll let you know.

LLx
Thanks! That's awesome! You're a star! Good luck tomorrow! :) xxx
 

Scotsmist

Life is not a Rehersal!
#6
Hi Killer

I have got some stomach exercises on my computer at work.....I can send them to you if you want?

I also have the hula hoop; been doing that for almost a week, so hopefully can tell you how I did on Thursday. Also using the vibroplate, so trying to tone up as well!
 
#7
Sit ups in supposed to be a good exercise for the tummy - I try to do 40 each morning before I get up (if my bladder allows me!!!!!) I started with 8 and built up to the 40.

x
 
#8
Well...have just come back from the gym and this is what the personal trainer said:

Stomach toning:
Any exercise will tone your stomach if you engage your "core" muscles.


If you stand up and put your hands on the lower part of where your ribs are - just above your waist - that is where your core stomach muscles are. Visualise pulling in those muscles - you won't really feel anything change on the outside, but you should feel a tightening (from the inside) just above your waist.

Now, you need to practise engaging your core muscles a bit but when you've mastered it apparently every exercise you do will really benefit your stomach - toning wise.

He said that very small, focused, sit ups were good. Lie on your back. Don't strain your back and keep your hands on your ears to support your head. Pull up gently until you feel the tension in your stomach - but not your neck - and engage your core muscles and move up and down - but only by about a couple of inches or so. I have been given the task of 4 sets of 10 reps - i.e. pulling up and down 10 times, short break and then repeat (4 times).

He also said hula hooping was good - Scotsmist was right!!

And also don't forget the sides of your waist as well. Stand up straight - legs shoulder width apart. Put one hand on your hip. Engage the core muscles and reach over your head with the other hand til you feel the tension. Again - do small focused movements up and down and then swap to the other side. Do about the same amout of sets/reps. All this sould only take about 10 mins per day but the results are supposed to be great.

Hope this helps - if it doesn't make sense then let me know.
LLx
 

Scotsmist

Life is not a Rehersal!
#10
Well...have just come back from the gym and this is what the personal trainer said:

Stomach toning:
Any exercise will tone your stomach if you engage your "core" muscles.


If you stand up and put your hands on the lower part of where your ribs are - just above your waist - that is where your core stomach muscles are. Visualise pulling in those muscles - you won't really feel anything change on the outside, but you should feel a tightening (from the inside) just above your waist.

Now, you need to practise engaging your core muscles a bit but when you've mastered it apparently every exercise you do will really benefit your stomach - toning wise.

He said that very small, focused, sit ups were good. Lie on your back. Don't strain your back and keep your hands on your ears to support your head. Pull up gently until you feel the tension in your stomach - but not your neck - and engage your core muscles and move up and down - but only by about a couple of inches or so. I have been given the task of 4 sets of 10 reps - i.e. pulling up and down 10 times, short break and then repeat (4 times).

He also said hula hooping was good - Scotsmist was right!!

And also don't forget the sides of your waist as well. Stand up straight - legs shoulder width apart. Put one hand on your hip. Engage the core muscles and reach over your head with the other hand til you feel the tension. Again - do small focused movements up and down and then swap to the other side. Do about the same amout of sets/reps. All this sould only take about 10 mins per day but the results are supposed to be great.

Hope this helps - if it doesn't make sense then let me know.
LLx

WAW!!! Brilllllllll - doing something right for once ;-) I will let you know my inch loss tomorrow, but I must admit my hips and waist look smaller!!! YIPPPEEEEE
 


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