Drop Fat Fast & Roll Up For a 6-Pack
WHEN TIME IS AGAINST YOU, GIVE THE ROLLING SQUAT A SPIN TO ADD NEW MOMENTUM TO YOUR SUMMER-BODY ASPIRATIONS
AND HOW HAVE YOU come up from a winter’s comfort eating and cold-morning exercise avoidance? A little soft around the middle, perhaps? Luckily, we at MH have made it our mission to provide solutions to the annual conundrum of 11th-hour abs. To extinguish belly fat and fire up your core, you need to stop, drop and roll. As ever, superior form is the fast track to speedier results. “Lower under control to activate your larger leg muscles, and ensure that your core is engaged as you roll back and forth,” advises personal trainer James Stirling. Though it may look like a roly-poly, the stability needed in your trunk to keep the roll straight – combined with the supercharged crunch and dumbbell squat that round out each rep – will boost sixpack definition and stoke your metabolism. It’s far more entertaining than yet another plank, too.
“This is best used as a HIIT finisher after every workout, because it requires minimal equipment and has an equally potent effect on your heart rate as on your core,” explains Stirling. Start with five rounds of 45 seconds’ work and 15 seconds’ rest, and target as many reps as possible. You’ll see the difference in good time for beach season.