How to get abs – breathe!
Abs. Toned stomach. Flat belly. I’ve been on a quest for this since my teens, trying to figure out how to get abs. I do everything right – eat healthy, exercise regularly, limit alcohol, even do core-targeting exercises three times to seven times a week, and sometimes even twice a day. Yet – even my mother attests – I look like a healthy normal woman. Not a healthy toned, fit woman.
On my first training session with Roydian Chan, a “tier 3+” personal trainer at Equinox in Toronto, he pointed out something no one has ever told me. I wasn’t breathing properly. So, he taught me how to breathe.
That’s right. He taught me how to breathe. Sounds random, I know. But as he was poking my ribs and tummy with his finger as we went through his planned workout, I did feel silly. But the next day, I had something I never had before – DOMs in my abs. And with every workout after that. (This is how you get rid of delayed-onset muscle soreness – that pain – from your workouts.)
Here Chan shares with me (and you, of course) how you can get more from your abs workouts by simply breathing better.