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Submitted by: Guy Long
Resistance training exercises along with cardio workouts make a perfect combination to incorporate into your daily routine to shed those extra pounds that you have added to your body over the years. Resistance training workouts help you to tone and strengthen your muscles, while cardio exercises help to reduce fat contents in your body. It makes a good idea that you perform gym workouts 30-50 minutes, 3-5 days a week and perform cardio exercises in rest of the days.
If you are a beginner, then make sure that your perform resistance training exercises in the supervision of a qualified gym trainer to reap maximum benefits from those magnificent workouts. Not only does a gym trainer help you to include a right combination of resistance training exercises in your regular training sessions, but he or she also guides you on how to perform them safely. Moreover, a personal trainer will design you a perfect diet and supplement plan keeping in view your training needs, age group and fitness level.
Most people join a gym to reduce their bulging waistlines and protruding butts. In order to shed extra fat from belly area, they look for an effective and low-impact abdominal workout that is simple to execute as well. For such people, the lever grip-less seated crunch makes a wonderful exercise that helps them get their desired results extremely quickly. This fabulous resistance training exercise targets the abdominal muscle group and is executed on an abdominal muscle lever machine that is found at most of the modern gyms.
In order to start this exercise, sit down on the lever machine and make adjustments keeping in view your physique and training requirements. Make sure that you align the padded lever with your shoulders before starting this exercise. Next step is to place your feet firmly on the floor and put your arms over the padded lever. Make sure that your shoulders make a 90 degree angle to your body. It is important that you maintain this position throughout the exercise to get maximum benefits from this great abs workout.
Next step is to transform your body into a C shape by bending at the waist slowly and moving your elbows towards the direction of the floor. Make sure that you bend your body slowly to put the maximum stress on your abs muscles, thus making them to work hard. Maintain this position for a while and then return to the starting position by lifting your upper body back and extending your waist. It is a good idea to perform 3 sets of 10 reps each, using slow and controlled movements.
When performing this exercise, make sure that your chest maintains its contact with the padded lever. Moreover, it is important that you keep your shoulders at a 90 degree angle to get the maximum benefits from this exercise. It is also important to keep in your mind that the effectiveness of lever grip-less seated crunch can be determined with the amount of stress you feel in your abdominal area while performing this exercise.
About the Author: Guy Long is a
Fitness Trainer in Prahran
Gyms in St.Kilda
where he specializes in resistance training, body transformation, weight control, and overall muscular strength for local residents.