How To Get Perfect Abs ? Athletes Style

Every four years the people of the entire planet take part in summer Olympics. Some compete there and some are there with the heart and soul. I must admit I am a fan of this huge event and my favorite part of the Olympics is the athletics competition. I am always amazed of how good the athletes look and how shaped up their abs are.

Some of them have great genetics but all of them have worked hard to sculpt those six pack abs. Only by hard work and exercise you can achieve those beautiful muscles. And since it is clear that they hold the key to having a great body, why doesn?t anyone follow their advices and lifestyle? The fitness community tends to overlook this important fact. But do not get me wrong. I do not mean that we should wake up at 5 in the morning and do back flips. What we can do is investigate their lifestyle and how they train. We should see what exercises they do and how they eat.

I have noticed that the athletes are not doing ordinary ab workouts. In my visits at some Olympic training facilities I have seen how athletes do ab exercises every day.
They are particularly fond of these two exercises:

The Hanging Leg Raise ? Get an overhand grip on the chin up bar. Then you have to raise the legs up until they almost touch the chin up bar. Return until the knees, hips and waist is extended. Repeat the number of reps.

The V-Sit Up ? Lie with the hands over the head and, at the same time, raise the legs up and also the torso. Reach towards the raised feet with the hands and then return to the straight position.

Besides these two types of exercises, the gymnasts also work their abs by doing some full body movements. You can do these movements at home and perform full body movements that train the abs. You will need a fancy seat, a chest/back support or a bench.
Here are 3 types of exercises that can be easily done at home and they will help you train the abs:

1. Do suspended push ups. Lie on your back on the bench and let the abs just ?go to sleep?. You will work the shoulders, the chest, and also the triceps.

2. Ditch the pull down for some chin ups. If you do chin ups your abs will be working full time to perform the movements. It is a great movement.

3. Ditch the leg press for some tuck jumps. Leg press exercises are putting the abs to sleep because of the bench support. But that is not all. And because the sled is on guiding rods you are only allowed to move linearly and no stabilization or support is required from your abs. Also, you should now that the tuck jumps, are providing a great workout for the abs. All this in one single exercise! This is the big advantage of these full body exercises. They are helping you ?kill two birds with one stone? because they are very efficient.

So go on and make these changes in your workout routine and enjoy the results. Your goal of getting those perfect six pack abs is closer than you think.

Tai Chi For Seniors:

Tai Chi is a ancient meditative form of exercise and is recognized by its slow captivating Chi is practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain their Chi helps people of all ages meet the day to day challenges with energy while remaining calm and relaxed.

Stress being one of the biggest causes to health related issues it only makes since to take a look at the many benefits that are directly related to Tai delight of Tai Chi is that anyone can practice it,any time anywhere and in almost any state of health.There is no age limit.

Here are some of the many reasons and benefits of practicing Tai Chi.
? improve health
? reduce stress levels
? increase your energy
? improve heart and lung function
? strengthen bones,muscles,and joints
? increase flexibility
? prevent age related ill health

One of the main benefits to the elderly is that it improves balance and strength, preventing injury from falls. Many seniors begin Tai Chi as their primary focus to help aid in their recovery after an injury or ill health.

I hope this helps you to undertake a safe, health-improving exercise program.
These ancient Chinese exercises are fun and low impact and help to alleviate the pains of arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other “senior” diseases.

Tai Chi for Enlightenment .
The form is so magical that almost anyone who does it – including rank beginners here in the West – has profound feelings of deep soul centering and expanded awareness.These can best be described as enlightenment experiences. More incredible, it doesn’t go away, but gets better with practice. Repeat practice of the form deepens the blissful sense of peace, the feeling of returning to your true inner self. Seniors are also at a time in their life when they seek completion, and this form helps to achieve a sense of internal completion. . Both the sick and weak as well as healthy and strong benefit from it.

This form is amazingly easy to learn. It is so simple to practice you literally don’t even have to think. This “not thinking” state is also one of the pre-requisites to allowing your own Enlightenment process to naturally unfold!

At some point, each of us arrives at the realization that we are ageing. The conventional view of ageing has been that these changes are a downhill slide that includes loss of reproductive functions, a decline in cardiac capacity and a loss of muscle and bone strength. New research however, is challenging every belief that we have held about ageing. Many researchers believe that most of what we attribute to ageing results from disuse or misuse of the body and mind.

3 rules that will help

Never hurry through life. Always keep a quiet heart (Mind)
Avoid extreme outbursts of emotions – it drains energy from the body and disrupts the function of our organs
Practice daily breathing and exercises (Tai Chi)