Hello all … Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a Personal Training Specialist and an American Posture Institute certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist.
Over the past few weeks we have discussed how to tighten up your abdominals (core muscles) and flatten your stomach without hurting your lower back.
A tight core is the basis for a good physique overall. And you cannot spot-reduce your way to a flat stomach.
You can do a million sit-ups and nothing would change. Plus the fact that sit-ups are not good for your lower back.
The secret however to having a flat stomach always starts in your kitchen. You have to make healthy food choices and we went over this previously.
And aside from the exercises we have talked about over the past 2 weeks, you must do your cardio.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – it is easy to do and you can get it done in about 20 minutes time.
This type of cardio is most effective done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
That way you immediately access your belly-fat for fuel.
But if it doesn’t work for you to exercise first thing in the morning, just get it done sometime during the day.
The benefits of having a tight core are as follows: a more stable posture system, a stronger lower back which is less susceptible to injury, and improved digestion, elimination and fertility.
However, it is very important to have good alignment in your lower back and pelvis before doing any type of core work.
The last thing you want to do is reinforce and strengthen a part of your body that is not aligned properly.
This could cause you grief and that is why I mentioned to stop any of the exercises if they bother you.
And if you are not sure about the alignment of your posture system, this is where I can help you.
All you have to do is call and make an appointment for your free initial consultation.
These also include a detailed postural analysis where we can take a close look at your postural alignment.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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