The thing that really confuses me (and it doesn’t take much these days) is the fact that I am constantly working my stomach muscles during my exercise routines. I mean I do the usual abdominal crunches and sit-ups, but I also do twists, pullovers, and crossovers. OK, for those who don’t have an idea of what I am talking about, let me explain: when I am working on the Total Gym, I am on a sliding bench that is attached by cables to handles you use during the routines. The Twist: sit straight on the top of the bench and grab both handles let the tension out of the cables by twisting you body towards the front of the machine (this is the resting position). You then use your stomach and back muscles to pull your arms towards the front of your body, until you are facing forward. Release and repeat. When finished with your set, you switch sides.
Pullover: Lay on your back on the bench with your arms fully extended while holding the pulley handles. While keeping your arms straight, you pull the handles over your head until your arms are by your sides. While doing this, you perform an abdominal crunch. You can actually feel the tingles in your stomach as you do this exercise. Crossover: Start in same position as the Pullover and using one arm at a time; keep it straight and pull it to the opposite side of your body. Again, performing an abdominal crunch.
I am bringing this up for the simple fact that...
Next Time: The conclusion.
19 August 2008
I Can't Stomach This: Part-Two
I am currently a stay at home father/teacher to two wonderful children. I have also authored two books: The Farm House The Farm House and Building Your Retaining Wall, which are both available through Kindle. I like to cook and experiment with new recipes.I also currently have a blog where I write about everything ranging from weight loss to landscaping and just about everything in between.