A Fitness Trainer Recommends These 9 Things For Rock-Solid Abs
While strong abs will make you feel more confident in your bathing suit, there are so many other reasons to work on slimming your waist and strengthening your core. Personal trainer and strength coach Susan Niebergall says, "The benefits of having strong abs go from being better able to do daily life activities, to lifting a lot of weight in the gym. Strong abs are also going to improve your posture, help prevent injuries, and can improve sports performance."
Susan says the most important element necessary to lose belly fat and build a lean core is creating a modest calorie deficit. She explains, "Calories always count, and if you want the abs to show, make sure you are in a calorie deficit, you are eating adequate protein, and you just keep working."
Aside from that, strength training is also key, and Susan recommends these eight core-carving moves:
- Front squats
- Single-leg Russian deadlift
- Ab rollout
- Pallof press
Keep reading to learn why these moves are essential for your rock-solid abs.