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Ultimate Ab Workouts for Women

Ultimate Ab Workouts for Women

If you want the absolute toughest and most effective abdominal exercises around, you need to check this out! These are the absolute best ab workouts for women who want to lose weight.  Kelly Athletics was offered an interview, and I (Kelly Gibson) was then featured in The Active Times for my expertise in Weight Loss Training for women.  During the interview, I was asked the following questions pertaining to my knowledge about core training exercises for women who want to lose weight and targeted ab exercises for fast results.

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Here are the Questions I answer in the The Active Times ab workouts for women article:

1.       Is it more difficult for women to eventually get a 6-pack? How so?

2.       What is the biggest difference between men and women when it comes to ab muscles? (Is it that women have more fat?)

3.       Realistically speaking, how fast can an average women – someone with a 9-5 job who works out 3-4 times a week – can expect to see a 6-pack?

4.       I read about a Pilates trick of pulling the belly button in ensuring that you're working the deepest ab muscle. Is that really a thing?

5.       Do you recommend exercises that hit the entire core or just the ab muscles?

6.       How often should women work out the midsection in order to get fit and avoid injuries?

7.       What’s your favorite, or most effective exercise, in your opinion for the abs?

8.       Can you describe a few abs exercises you often have clients do? And why those?

9.       What are the best, and/or hardest exercises specifically targeting the upper abs, obliques, and lower abs?

10.   What other exercises or diet changes should women combine an ab workout for quicker results?

11.   Do you recommend crunches and situps? Why?

 

If you want to hear my professional opinion on these topics and get answers to any of the questions, definitely check out the article below and be sure to check out the awesome slideshow!

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If you want to get 6-pack abs, we share exactly what you need to do to get shredded fast with Ultimate Ab Workouts! Click the image above for the full article.

 

Written by Kelly Gibson, Online Personal Trainer | NASM Certified, 5 years of experience | Sign up Here

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How to Get Motivated Fast

Go from Unmotivated to Motivated in under 60 seconds

Getting motivated could seem impossible for someone who doesn’t have energy or feels too busy to prioritize their fitness.  A personal trainer’s secret weapon? Motivation.  I can’t tell you how many times someone called me looking for a Personal Trainer and when I ask them what their main reason for hiring a trainer is… 9 times out of 10 the answer is “I need motivation” or “I need someone to motivate me” because doing it on their own is hard!

How to Stay Motivated: Do it Your Way

The following article by Olivier Poirier-Leroy of YourWorkoutBook on How to Stay Motivated:

“Social media can be a real son of a bee sting. Sure, it helps us stay in touch with friends and family, but it also shows us the endless trove of workout pictures from our gym addict friends, which tend to make us feel even worse about ourselves. And so we try to do what they do. First mistake, bucko. Odds are you already know what works best for you.

‘I think the most important part about motivating clients is to let them lead the conversation,’ says Kelly Gibson, CPT, of Kelly Athletics on how to stay motivated. ‘They know what works best for them, they just need someone to hear that they understand and support their beliefs. Once there is a mutual understanding, it is a good time to introduce clients to ideas of what foods and exercises might help them on their path.’

Remember: we all respond differently according to interests, exercise history, and everything else that goes into making us a special little snowflake. Embrace your individuality and stick with what you know that works instead of trying to emulate what someone else is doing.” Check out 14 more tips on how to stay motivated here.

If you like my motivation style so far, try a FREE consultation to see if my Nutrition Coaching services would be a good fit for you! I’d love to hear from you and help you find your motive.

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The Signature St Patrick’s Day meal

Corned Beef and Cabbage has become the signature St Patrick’s Day meal. Why?

Corned beef and cabbage isn’t actually the national dish of Ireland. You wouldn’t eat it for a St Patrick’s Day meal in Dublin, nor would you be likely to find it in County Cork. So how did Corned Beef and Cabbage become synonymous with the Irish?

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During the time of the Irish immigration to the U.S., the first generation of Irish-Americans were in search of the comforting tastes of their homeland. A St Patrick’s Day meal meant boiled bacon. But the immigrants were too poor to afford the high price of pork and bacon products. Instead, they turned to the cheapest cut of meat available: beef brisket. Given that New York City was a melting pot for immigrants from around the world, rather than boil the beef, the Irish adopted cooking methods from other cultures. Brining was a technique of the Eastern Europeans, which is a way of salt-curing meat.

And the corn? Well, “corned” has nothing to do with corn but instead refers to the corn-sized salt crystals used during the brining process. The corned beef was paired with cabbage, as it was one of the cheapest vegetables available to the Irish immigrants.  So are you really celebrating Irish heritage from the old country or wanting to somehow feel connected to an ancestors’ heritage?

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The corned beef and cabbage was an alternative to an already unhealthy meal. It’s also an unhealthy option for you, your family and our planet as it is extremely high in saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium.  Let new traditions of eating ethical plant-based options start now so future generations can be celebrate your legacy of being compassionate.  Pair your cabbage dinner with a meatless alternative like my delicious Glazed Lentil Apple Walnut Loaf.  Also be sure to visit Kelly’s Meanest Greenest Juice Recipe for breakfast and Derek’s Raw Broccoli Soup Recipe for a healthy St Patrick’s Day meal!
Article written by: John Bergdoll, guest writer from the Vegan Energy blog.
Article edited & posted by: Kelly Gibson, 3-year Vegan Personal Trainer and Plant-Based Nutrition Coach from Kelly Athletics LLC
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