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- American Council on Exercise; Should I Train My Abdominals Every Day?; Jessica Matthews
- Harvard Medical School; Abdominal Fat and What to Do About It
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When Will I Start Seeing Results From the Ab Lounge?
The Ab Lounge is a piece of abdominal-focused fitness equipment produced by Fitness Quest and sold primarily via television infomercials and Internet advertising. It resembles a lounge chair that folds in the middle and you can use it to accomplish eight different abdominal exercises. According to DietSpotlight.com, regular use of the Ab Lounge can result in waist trimming results.
Fitness Quest recommends that you start off slowly and only use your Ab Lounge two or three times per week until you become accustomed to the equipment. The company recommends that you track your weight and measurements for your waist, abdomen, thighs and calves. Check these measurements every two weeks of your workout program to monitor the progress you are making. It may take time to see physical results, but tracking your numbers will help you monitor small changes in your body shape.
The more frequently you exercise on the Ab Lounge, the more likely you are to see results. Fitness Quest recommends increasing the intensity, frequency and duration of your workout. Intensity refers to the pace of your workout; frequency refers to how many times you exercise a week; and duration speaks to how long each session is. Increase one of these aspects every week by a small amount to continually challenge yourself and make results more visible. However, do not train with the Ab Lounge more than four days a week.
According to the Harvard Medical School, “spot exercising” like that which you do on the Ab Lounge will not reshape your body on its own. No matter how many crunches you perform on the Ab Lounge or how strong your abdominal muscles become, you will not see results unless you reduce your body fat percentage through diet and exercise.
Fitness Quest recommends that you couple your use of the Ab Lounge with a cardiovascular exercise program to greatly increase your weekly calorie deficit and thus help you see results in your waist and abdominals much sooner. Harvard states that people who engage in 30 to 60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per day can effectively reduce their overall body fat, including difficult abdominal fat. The more you exercise, the more likely you are to see results sooner from your exercise.
Writing professionally since 2005, Ryan Haas specializes in sports, politics and music. His work has appeared in "The Journal-Standard," SKNVibes and trackalerts. Haas holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of Illinois.