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TRACYS Bikini ABS How to have a tiny waist and flat stomach MIAMI style
Hi, It's Tracy. So today I'm going to share you with as a part of our Miami Beach series some bikini ready standing abs. These are awesome workouts that you can do can do absolutely anywhere. They're really really effective. Make sure you keep your mind into it and your really focused and your squeezing those abs super tight. I hope that you like it and make sure to leave your comments below Alright, so lets get those abs beach ready. So I want you to start with your legs about hip width apart
just pull in your abdominals as tight as you can without changing anything and then release. Then pull in super duper tight, and release. So that's your sandwich press. You know that exercise and if you don't, you can check out this tutorial which will explain it in greater detail. Good and squeeze. Lets do two more. Pull in and last one, ok good, so bring your ribs side and side to side as your doing this your not
moving your hips at all, and side that's it keep going, side, and 7 and 8 Good, 9 and excellent. OK so bend your knees here and your hips are going to go side to side and side, that's it and side and side really pull in, keep this super tight and 6, good a few more and 7 and 8, good 9 and excellent, ok good so lets go back to the ribs, just ribs alone, you got it and 3 and 4
squeeze (counting) and 7, 8, 9, really work those sides keep the belly pulled in, now hips. Side to side (repeat) keep on going good, 2 more ok good, so now we're gonna go twisting just to one side center to the side
good, other side. Really squeeze those obliques ok good so now what your gonna do is rotate to the side, come forward here like a little crunch you should feel it thru here straight up, come forward and straight up, so my body is on this diagonal here good really squeeze, isolate this
so now make sure your feet are parallel, you're gonna do a leg lift as you do that crunch and good and crunch, let the leg go forward so we're still on that diagonal, don't get out of that okay with this leg lift, what it's going to do is tone in your back. The back of your waist so you have no extra stuff back there. Ok good, so now to the other side. Forward and forward and forward, you got it. keep pulling in here, really tight
How to Find Your Waist to Hip Ratio
Jessica Matthews, Exercise Scientist: Let's discuss a few simple ways that you can assess your health risk at home using nothing more than a tape measure. So, for our purposes today, it's actually recommended that you utilize a springloaded tape measure like this one you see here. Now, if you don't have a springloaded tape measure at home, you can use one of these if you have that available. The first measurement we're going to talk about is body mass index, also known as BMI. BMI describes the relationship between body weight and height, and since it cannot determine actual body composition, research has shown that this measurement can be somewhat limited in terms of its accuracy. For example, individuals who are extremely muscular would score high on a BMI chart,
inaccurately categorizing those individuals as being overweight or obese. Studies indicate that compared to BMI, waist circumference is more accurate in regards to predicting cardiovascular disease risk. Waist circumference can be measured at the midpoint between the lowest rib and the iliac crest. Unsure what the iliac crest isé It essentially acts as the main hipbone. It can be felt by putting your hand at the lowest rib bones and simply sliding it down the abdomen until you reach the top of the pelvic region. Research has shown that waist circumference is effective in identifying cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk. Here is a table that shows the criteria for waist circumference in adults.
For accuracy, it's important that the measurement is taken at the end of expiration, at the point when the diaphragm is in its neutral position. It's also important to keep the tape measure snug, but not too tight that it presses into the subcutaneous layers. Another measurement that can be used, and research has shown to be the superior al measurement for predicting cardiovascular disease mortality, is the waisttohip ratio. For this assessment, the hip measurement should be taken at the greatest circumference of the buttocks. You'll then find the waisttohip ratio by taking the waist measurement you completed earlier and divide it by the hip measurement.
This table shows the waisttohip ratio norms. For the waist circumference and the waisttohip ratio, for accuracy, you want to ensure that you're completing the measurement at the same landmark each time. It's also helpful to complete multiple measurements at the same site, but to ensure that you allow at least 20 to 30 seconds between repeat measurements to allow the skin and subcutaneous tissue to return to its normal state. Research has shown that these measurements demonstrate a strong correlation between health, morbidity, and mortality. But it should be noted that they serve only as an estimation of body composition and fitness level.
For a more threedimensional view of the makeup of the body, especially if you have weightloss goals, consider enlisting the help of an ACEcertified personal trainer who can provide additional assessments, such as skinfold measurements, to more accurately assess your body composition. To find an ACEcertified trainer in your area, visit our website: acefitness getfit. And we'll see you next time.