Another one in this great series of family fun! Exercise and laughter...is there anything better?! @cruxstrong My favorite part of the day was watching "baby Ben" sneak by Maddie every time ... #spitfire#Benrules
You bebs wanted to see my top exercises for reducing belly fat and guess what, it’s not crunches 🙋🏼
One of the best ways to reduce body fat + belly fat is preforming exercises where you are using several muscle groups.
Like these exercises shown!
This uses energy in multiple muscles (especially the core), increases cardiovascular demand and blood flow throughout the entire body which is an optimal environment for fat loss and muscle development.
No matter how many different crunch variations your doing - it isn’t necessarily going to burn belly fat and build the core your after.
My advice would be to get every muscle in your body moving and use mind muscle connection to engage your core during your exercises.
If you still need more tips to reduce body fat - check out my most recent posts under the hashtag #MissEmmaMiniSeries 😊
💪Common muscle building myth ➖
❗️"Free Weights beat Machines At Building Muscle"❗️
Many individuals will often praise free weights and rank them as above all in superiority when it comes to building mass. That shouldn't be the case, though. For hypertrophy, machines kick ass.
If you're trying to build muscle, your goal every time you set foot in the gym is to place your muscle tissue through enough torque and tension to cause adaptation. Free weights can be incredibly limiting because, as weird as it may sound, they don't always maximize the role of gravity. With the use of pulleys and levers, however, machines and cables can produce tension over a larger portion of a muscle's active range of motion.
Let's think about a dumbbell lateral raise, for example. For the first half of each rep, the weight is spending much of the time in the horizontal plane, much more than it's spending time in the vertical plane. Gravity doesn't really operate horizontally, so you're essentially missing out on the force that will stimulate growth for half of the exercise. My best suggestion is to understand the function of each muscle and utilizes equipment to place tension throughout the entire range of motion. That doesn't have to come from only one singular exercise. You can use a combination of movements to place maximal tension on all parts of the active range of motion. .
Now, to alleviate confusion, free weights and machines should have their respective roles as part of a complete muscle building program, but to rank one above the other on the hypertrophy scale would be inaccurate. #primalbreed .
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