Thursday, March 19, 2009

Great Abs, Better Running

Training Peaks one of the leaders in providing great workouts and advice for the multisport athlete, has a great blog entry for getting great abs. Yes part is genetics but really it is working hard and eating right. A benefit to having great abs is fewer injuries and better running performance.

How do you get great abs? Running is a good start, because it burns fat. But running alone won’t do the job. You also have to eliminate those extra calories from your diet that are turned into belly fat. Even if you run 50 miles a week, your paunch won’t vanish if you continue to eat donuts and french fries all day long. Finally, you need to condition your abdominal muscles with core strength exercises, because even with a very small amount of belly fat your core muscles won’t show through if they are poorly conditioned. More.. Training Peaks