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– I am with Sean Armstead
at Phenomenal Fitness. Now, Sean, I would
imagine the first thingthat we need to be concerned
about with belly fatis that it can lead to some
serious medical problems. – Without question. From diabetes, to various
types of heart disease,to some cancers. The fat around the
mid-section is very volatile,so it can create and
contribute to thecomplexity and the
cascade challengeswith cholesterol and with toxinsand different things like that. We don’t like to look like that,we don’t like to feel like that,but from an organ
perspective it doesn’thelp the organs exist
in a happy place. – So, we really want
to cut that body fatso that we can be healthier. And obviously we’re in the gymso we’re gonna be
talking about exercisebut you also say
that sleep and dietplay a big factor in
reducing belly fat. – Far more than
people give it credit,the physical activity
is the stress. Once you get the stress
you need rest to facilitatethe positive change
that you’re looking for. It’s the patterns, the
patterns that existthat allow us to
look a certain way,move a certain way,
and feel a certain way. – So let’s talk about exercise. What can we do to
reduce belly fat for menand is that different then
something women would do?- I don’t think it’s
so different as itis from men to women
as it is the individualand their structural
integrity or lack thereof. Because a lot of times
we focus heavily onthe core but it’s the
hips, it’s the mobilityof the hips, it’s the
mobility of aspectsof the spine to allow
the trunk to do the workthat it’s supposed to
do, for it to serve us. But we have to serve it. – And with that,
Sean showed me howto put it into
practice at the gym. Okay, Sean, some
exercises that we can doto help reduce belly fat. – Yes. – We’re starting on the ground. – The big one is the
plank progressionbecause it’s about stability,
it’s about strength. So you wanna rotate
the pelvis under,which allows me to
activate and involvemy glutes a lot more
and very importantkey aspects of my core,
and then you crunch down. And that creates a
nice, solid connectionbetween the hip, key hip
muscles or backside glutes,and then the front
abdominal wall. And it’s much more effective. – Oh yeah. I can feel it. – So then from there,
you have variationsto involve aspects of your hips. – We pulled on
some resistance bandsfor Sean’s second exercise. – Pushing out on the band. – Push out on the band. – And then as you
keep that tensiongoing out, you extend the hips. So you squeeze
the glutes and youtighten up in the mid-section. Then you lower some and then yougo back up with the extension. As you continue to push out. Belly fat is challenging
when it protrudesand pushes your spine
forward, like this,and you don’t have
backside help. So we need help from
the glutes to createa proper, or better,
structural integrity. – Last
up, some dead bugs. – Okay!- Okay?- Dead bug here we come. – I curl up, I support
my head to reducethe involvement of
my neck muscles. This dead bug is a
plank in and of itself. Then, I add more work this way. Now, it’s more difficult
when you do both legsbut the key is you
have to be able to keepyour lower back on the bench. – So Sean, I think the
biggest takeaway isreally the lifestyle of livingwith good sleep
habits, a good diet,exercise, and stress management. – Without question. The
stuff dreams are made of. – I love it. Thank you so
much, great information. – My pleasure, Jane. – For more motivation to moveand another exercise from Sean,just head to our website
livinghealthytv. com.

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