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Try basic exercise below each day for next week and feel benefits.
1.Stand (or sit) comfortably.
2.Inhale into your belly (not your chest) and feel it expand.
3.Once full with air, being your exhale, and squeeze your abdominals at same time.
4.Do not rush this exhalation. It should be smooth with no impediments. A good way to perform this exhale is through pursed lips.
5.Repeat at least ten times.
Note – Do not squeeze and try to force air out while holding breath. Breathing exercises such as this may be dangerous. Ideally, perform where fresh air is circulating.
Having experienced this you should be feeling great! Your abdominals will have been exercised, you will have breathed deeply, and energised yourself in as little as ten breaths!
It is worth saying that you should not utilise one hundred percent muscular contraction in your first attempts at working your midsection this way. It may lead to injury. Instead, focus on incrementally adding tension as you become more proficient at it.
There are many other methods for working midsection that one can do without machine based, or standard movements, but as a start above exercise should provide you with food for thought on how one can get a great core workout in without having to wait in line at gym for abdominal cradles to be free!
Have at it!
© Tim Webb 2005
Tim Webb is a fitness instructor, Ju Jutsu instructor and competitor. He specialises in easily accessible deep breathing exercises that combine breath and mind together. His site www.BreathForSuccess.com offers a product that provides deep breathing exercises for invigorating yourself, relaxing, and highlights how your breath can be tied in with your goals to move you towards them in record time!