A fitness influencer has shared her ‘lazy girl pilates pose’ that will help you tone your entire body.
Abby from California took her TikTik @abbsfar to demonstrate how to easily build your abs and sculpt your butt at the same time.
In the clip, the content creator lay on her back, bent one knee, and lifted her hips off the ground.
He pointed with the other foot as he raised the other leg at a 90 degree angle over his body.
With ankle weights on, Abby lowered her leg so that it hung a few inches above the ground.
Fitness influencer Abby, from California, has shared her lazy girl Pilates pose that will help you tone your entire body.
The Pilates fanatic repeated the movement several times in a row to tone her buttocks, legs and abs.
Abby, who has more than 500 followers, captioned the post: “Sculpt your upper body, abs, butt, and legs all in one.” Option to add ankle weights to spice it up.
She wrote in the clip: ‘Lazy girl hack. This Pilates move sculpts your upper body, core, butt, and legs all in one.
The content creator regularly shares content showcasing her fitness routine and stylish workout gear.
It comes after scientists discovered that even the lazy and sweat-resistant among us can transform our health and fitness by doing very little.
From daily bursts of breath-taking exertion, to a brisk monthly walk, a three-minute cold water swim, or just playing around with the vacuum cleaner, there are many ways to improve your health with little effort. strength, brain and heart health, balance and longevity. And that means you’ll have plenty of time left to hit the couch.
Geriatric consultant Dr. Lucy Pollock, author of The Book About Getting Older, balances on each leg for a minute while brushing her teeth in the morning. She therefore does not need a gym membership or any gym kit.
Dr Pollock says, “The evidence base is that exercises that include a little bit of strength and balance make a big difference.”
Abby took to her TikTik @abbsfar to demonstrate how to easily build your abs and sculpt your butt at the same time.
In fact, the researchers found that the ability to stand on one leg for ten seconds was linked to survival in middle-aged and older people.
Squats preserve muscle mass and strength in the quadriceps and hamstrings, but it’s important to have the correct form to get maximum benefits.
Dr. Pollock says, ‘When you squat well, you improve core strength by maintaining good posture and keeping your back straight. They are a very good exercise for the whole body.
Again, consistency is key, so Dr. Pollock adds them to her brushing and balancing routine to make it a daily habit.
One minute is enough to make a difference because it’s such a powerful exercise, she says.
Celebrity trainer Zana Morris explains: “Any form of high-intensity training, including squats, particularly full squats, where you go as low as you can go, causes massive disruption in muscle fibers and oxygen consumption.
‘It increases the heart rate and stimulates the production of human growth hormone (HGH), which helps push protein back into our lean tissue. It causes an increase in metabolism that continues long after exercise.’ Result!
Swimming in cold water isn’t for everyone, but what if you only had to stick around for a few minutes to reap the benefits of more efficient fat burning, reduced inflammation, and increased insulin sensitivity?
Dr. Susanna Soberg, a Danish scientist who specializes in metabolism and stress, has persuasive evidence that just 11 minutes of cold-water swimming a week (in several short bursts) will do the trick.
She explains that she wanted to find out if, if this is healthy, “what’s the least exposure we can get, because (she) wasn’t a winter swimmer.”
Soberg, the author of Winter Swimming (yes, she’s a convert now), discovered that just a few minutes in cold water activates the “brown fat” in our bodies, since its purpose is to burn energy to produce heat to keep us warm.
So how cold does this water have to be? Even 20c water, she says, is cold enough. (The sea on the Suffolk coast is currently around 7c – I know this because I recently swam in it. However, most heated public pools in the UK are between 26c and 28c.)
Soberg says, “What we found is that when you activate brown fat, it will increase your thermogenesis, your ability to turn on heat.” This needs to be fed with sugar and fat from the bloodstream. That way you burn calories.
“If you can activate your healthy brown fat, you can reduce your white fat, and you also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.”