How Getting Punched in the Gut Can Lead to Six Pack Abs!

Punched in Gut Ab Workout

Today’s article is going to be short and sweet due to a rather hectic work week for me.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is the tip I’m about to share is extremely easy to put into action… in fact you can take action immediately if you’d like!

Now, in previous articles we’ve written quite a bit on the evils of sugar, why many of us are always hungry, and how to lose weight by controlling insulin.

In this article I’d like to build on these articles by sharing a simple, yet extremely effective, abdominal exercise any of us can do at any time in just about any place.

And all you have to remember is what it feels like to get punched in the gut!

Say what?  Yep.  Imagine you and a friend are messing around and your friend decides to give you a little punch in the stomach.

Now, imagine you see the punch coming.  What would you do?  Most of us, if we couldn’t get out of the way or block it, would likely tighten our stomach muscles.

Well, as it turns out, tightening your stomach muscles like this is a fantastic way to strengthen your core.

And the best news of all is you can do this exercise while driving in the car, while reading a book, or while typing a blog article like I’m doing right now!

There are a number of ways to do this… I normally just flex my stomach muscles as hard as I can while trying to pull my belly button to my back.  I usually hold it for 20 to 30 seconds… I do try to breathe which isn’t easy but is sort of important!

I then rest for 30 seconds or so and do another round.  After 2 or 3 rounds I’m definitely feeling it!

And, if possible, I’ll also turn or tilt my torso to one side or the other and repeat the exercise… doing this hits the obliques.

And, like I said, you can do this just about any where and at any time.  And no one even needs to know you’re doing it!

Now, full disclosure, I got this idea from Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple.  There are some really good bloggers out there in the fitness and nutrition space… but, in my opinion, none of them come close to matching what Mark puts out week after week!

So, give this ab workout a try… if you’re eating clean and getting some other exercise in this little ab blasting workout will be a very nice compliment to your other efforts.

Until next time… be holy, eat clean, and do more push-ups!