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

Men's Health (Australia) - - Advantage+ -

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.

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