Tips from the Pro
Bridal Fitness and Nutrition Tips from UNICUS Fitness
Are you starting to think about your honeymoon, the beach and desiring a lean, six-pack set of abs? I am here to tell you that old-school thinking which recommended thousands of crunches in order to achieve definition of the mid-section is gone!
Research shows that the repetitive motion of sit-ups, which causes flexing of the spine, can cause back pain and not even recruit the correct muscles. Many times other muscles are “turned on” when doing these exercises and therefore the abdominals don’t even get a workout.
I suggest core-strengthening exercises to achieve the results you desire. The core is composed of as many as 35 different muscle groups connecting into the pelvis from the spine and hip. Your core is responsible for most of your full-body functional movements and determines your posture and overall body alignment.
In addition to working the core, abs are made in the kitchen. Proper nutrition and clean eating has a major effect on the results that you see or do not see. Stay tuned for next week’s blog on core exercises and clean eating recipes.
Content written by Dina Castillo of UNICUS Fitness