By now, you’re probably getting into a bit of a routine mid-COVID isolation. Maybe you’re spending a little more time in your yard, enjoying your daily trip to the mailbox and actually finishing projects that have long been awaited atop your ‘to do’ list. Hopefully, among the daily tasks, you’re not neglecting your physical fitness (even if your physical appearance has downgraded into a comfy casual Friday – every day). Here, we share some appropriately-named “isolated” ab workouts that focus on your core and can be done in just a few minutes of your new routine.
Fat burning is done muscle-by-muscle. Isolating the upper abdomen will help those muscles get strong and tone faster. This helps reduce the size of the fat cells around your midsection so you soon see well-defined abs underneath. Try these two isolated ab exercises to focus on the upper abdomen.
The lower abdomen can be especially important to isolate for abdominal strength since this area typically houses more stubborn fat. Because fat in different areas of your body is physiologically different, it needs varying movements to properly mobilize and burn fat. Here are a few workouts that can help target your lower core.
The oblique muscles are responsible for many functions. They help you bend and rotate your torso, as well as, stabilize and protect your spine. These two exercise videos show you the proper way to isolate your obliques.
Core strength is far more than just a nice-looking six-pack. In fact, your abdominals are an anchor for muscles of the mid and lower back, so if strong, it takes the pressure off of the back muscles to support your midsection and overall posture, according to the Cleveland Clinic. A strong core also helps prevent injuries and falls. Enjoy the videos above and check in with us often for more tutorials and guidance on at-home muscles isolation workouts.
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