Over 50 Abs Exercises
Are you over 50 and looking to slim down? Perhaps you've already begun doing some sit ups but haven't seen any results yet and you're searching for some exercises that will jump start your efforts. I will tell you exactly how to do this but you need to understand what you are trying to do in the first place.Exercise over 50
You need to understand that to lose a pound of fat you need to expend 3,500 calories of energy. This is quite a lot when you consider that the average person only expends 2,000 calories a day. So now you can start to determine why your crunches aren't doing you a bit of good, they just don't expend enough energy. Even if you run a few miles you are only going to burn several hundred calories.
To slim down to the point where you can even visit your abs you must be under 10% excess fat for men and 16% for women. To do this you will need to put your metabolism into overdrive by lifting weights. Yes, that's right. The more muscle you have the more ft you will burn.
Now, the exercises you should do are referred to as multi joint exercises because they are working different areas of the body at the same time. These are things like the bench press, dips, dead lift, straight leg dead lift, squats, neat and jerk and others.
Now, ignore your sit ups and carry out some renegade rows or dumb bell swings. These exercises look like they work shoulders but they are really working your abs.