The Top 3 Stomach Slimming Exercises by The Fat Doc, Dr. Braxton A. Cosby



The following is a transcribe of Braxton’s FB Chat and some of his Twitter chat on getting a six pack.

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The first one up, and my personal favorite are planks!


Here’s why. When it comes to sculpting the rectus abdominis, no exercise matches planks. Studies show that there is a 25% more muscle tension gain from doing planks *(whether timed or repetitions) when compared to crunches. That means, that you get more bang for you buck, or more results for your efforts than just basic crunches.

What makes planks so effective? I.C.E. – isometric, concentric and eccentric muscle contractions occur in the stomach muscles when you perform a plank. ‪#‎eatlessmovemore‬



The next one is reverse lower extremity curls. In this exercise, I challenge you to bring your feet all the way to the floor and tap it lightly, then return your knees to your chest. 11058819_851978224850953_5023575233410260260_n Try isolating the oblique muscles when you perform reverse abdominal curls by flattening your stomach as you lower your feet to the ground. This will help you avoid the so-called ‘hot dog stomach’ phenomenon. Lastly, Heel Clicks, or sometime they are referred to as scissors. 11796262_851979451517497_8882709246587930544_n I love this exercises because it really challenges the entire trunk to stabilize proximally, while allowing your legs o move distally. Therefore, the maximal effort is exerted on the abdominal to remain contracted while performing the movement. Ok, so here is my fitness tip for performing these 3 awesome belly- shaping exercises. Start out with timed intervals first. Holding the positions in the pictures for say 15-30 seconds, with 2-3 intervals. Then gradually move up. Once you are able to hold for 60, then advance to sets and repetitions. ‪#‎eatlessmovemore‬ But remember this one little nugget about abdominal exercises: high reps work best with little to no resistance. But make sure to move through the full range. This allows the muscle to elongate and contract at optimal positions to maximize the tension!






2-3 sets of 20-30 repetitions will get the results you are looking for. Keep this up and you’ll be burning in no time. Thanks for stopping by and stay active. ‪#‎eatlessmovemore‬ Until next time!