8. The bridge
Lie on the floor and bend your knees, keeping your feet flat. Breathe and push your tailbone up while on the floor, creating a bridge-like shape. Keep your knees directly above the heels, pushing them forward. Keep your muscles firm and broaden your arms. Stay in this pose for about a minute.
9. The cobra
This exercise helps to make your ab muscles stronger. Lie down on your stomach, evoking a snake, then allow your forehead to touch the ground. Stretch out your legs while keeping your palms on the floor. Breathe slowly and raise your chest up. Next, try to bend yourself backward. Hold this position for around 30 seconds and exhale, turning back to the original position. Repeat this exercise 5 times.
10. The down dog split
Put yourself in a push-up position. Lift your hips and press your heels to the floor, and similar to the bottom facing dog pose, keep yourself elevated. Lift your right leg back and upward with your right foot flexed. Hold the position as if you were pressed against a wall. Open your hips and bend the knee. Breathe and straighten the leg. Center your hips toward the floor. Release and put the foot back on the floor. Repeat with the left side.
Bonus: Remember, taking it slow helps to burn fat!
When trying to lose weight, it is important to understand just how your body works. When exercising, you don’t just get energy from fat, but also carbohydrates and protein, and where you get it from depends on the exercise you use. During higher-intensity exercises, you will normally get energy from carbs. During long, slower exercises, you normally draw energy from fat. In other words, pacing yourself when exercising isn’t just a convenience, it can help you in the long run.
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