Stomach Exercise Tips

If you want to get the flat and attractive tummy then the first thing you need to change is the way you eat. Most of the people are unaware about proper exercise and food but the fact is exercise and food are very closely interrelated with each other.

People want to get flat stomach by just doing a few hundred of ab crunches a day to burn off the extra fat and calories but the bitter truth is that people are unknowingly consuming more calories than they burn which is the main cause of extra stomach fats according to a survey.

Why Is Tummy Fat Such a Big Problem?

In America alone, 60% of people are too fat. The same is probably also true in other western countries. This means that the majority of the weight loss solutions available don’t work. There are many reasons why people struggle with stomach fat. Some include: lack of understanding of how the body works, unrealistic expectations, etc.

Do You Know Why Diets Don’t Work?

The first problem with diets, no matter how famous or seemingly documented they appear, is that they’re made to work in the short run. That is to say, they’re not created thinking of what will happen with the weight lost in a year’s time but rather to help you shake off a few pounds over a very short period of time, from two weeks to a month usually. Many (chronic) dieters know from experience of the yo-yo effect, which kicks in the moment they come off a diet – because the diet does not imply a lifestyle change. Therefore, once it ends, the dieter reverts back to their old eating habits.There are a myriad of diets available promising weight loss., Some work, but probably the majority dont. And the reason they dont work can be because the promoted diets are either too rigid or are just plain unhealthy, so you cant sustain them.

Change Habits. Change Your Body.

You are determined to do something about your weight. Its easy to say I will exercise more and eat less. But being overweight is about changing your mindset, routine and bad behaviors. The real secret to losing weight is to look through your behaviors and decide which ones are causing you to pile on the pounds.

Cant Stay Motivated to Exercise and Eat Healthy?

Most of the diet plans we often see in the media now-a-days are very much problematic for most of us. They are often too complicated to follow and most of the time, too restrictive; there are also times that they are actually both. If there is a main reason why diets fail it is because people sometimes find them very difficult to stick to for a long-term mode. So it would be best if we eat for health rather than we eat so that we lose weight.

How will you Decide which is the Best Weight Loss Program for You?

Which is the best weight loss program for your individual needs? The answer is.. it depends.

Diets are a tool in meeting your fitness goals (and there are others), and like any other tool, don’t all work for every situation. You don’t use a Phillips screwdriver with every kind of screw, do you? How about the same spices in every dish? Doesn’t sound very appetizing, does it?

What you really need is the right tool for the right job; not a square peg for every shape of hole (including round), as the saying goes. Luckily, to claim that you should use a Phillips screwdriver with every kind of screw or spice all of your meals exactly the same is very obviously wrong, so it’s not something anyone’s going to get by you.

Think about it, why should the best weight loss program for every possible combination of individual genetics, history and athletic experience be exactly the same?

The human body is an extremely complex system full of redundant pathways (meaning there are several ways for the body to get most things done or stop most things from happening as it may be, and that’s the same body, on the same person).

This is the problem with almost every so-called “fitness guru” out there today.

They’re simply unethical. Since all they want is your money, they’ll try to convince you that what they’re selling is always, always what you need. Fitness guru lie to sell their product to people who can’t benefit from it, and then count on your not wanting to return it.

They know the large majority of their victims won’t take advantage of those product “guarantees” they like to pretend is proof their gimmick works, because you’ll blame yourself and not them. It’s the perfect con: restrictive and/or way-too-complicated diets make sure you’ll mess up eventually and blame yourself and not the needlessly difficult diet you were conned into wasting your valuable time, money and, most importantly, motivation on! Then what will you do? Become discouraged and give up, or, shell out more of your hard earned cash for another unrealistic diet and hope you can somehow manage to stick to that one.

Have I got your attention? Good, because this sort of thing is what this site is all about. It’s what I had to go through, and it’s why this site exists: so you don’t have to. I’ve listed a variety of general “situations/goals” and which will be the best weight loss program for them, in the hope that you can find something that matches your needs. And if you can’t, have a look around the rest of the site to see what else there is, or check back here occasionally as I’ll be adding more and more to this page as the site grows.

Also, visit TheMockingMemes website to see funny memes about sportsmen.

Abdominal Exercises

Almost everyone dreamed of those abdominal muscles like those on the fitness posters and pictures I guess. And I say that everyone could have a good looking flat stomach to be proud of. However not everyone may possess defined abs. So if you have decided to get yourself perfect killer abs then you should regularly do three things – low fat diet, cardio exercises and abdominal exercises.

All of us have abdominal muscles.

The reason that you don’t see them or they are weak is your fat. If you are seriously intended to develop your abs you’d better follow one of those low fat diets that are so popular among women. Note that reducing the fat only on your stomach won’t help much. You should reduce the fat all over you along with carbohydrate intake.

No abdominal exercises will work unless you will not include a certain component of cardio vascular exercise in your regular ab workout. If it will be combined with a low fat low carbohydrate diet – it will cut the fat away and show off the abdominal muscles to their best potential.

Now let’s talk about abdominal exercises.

Like all other muscles abdominal one need specific and difficult exercises to become flexible and good looking. Unlike most people think ab muscle is made up only from one, but not from many muscles. However when training our abs we should separate abdominal exercises into lower and upper ones in order to build up specific areas.

To get you good abs I suggest the following abdominal exercises to be done every day.

You should do crunches, lying leg lifts and side crunches each five sets to failure, reverse crunches two sets to failure and pull up crunches three sets to failure. This should take about ten – twenty minutes at the end of the workout, but after your cardio. At first you will probably find it quite hard to get through the whole program, but do not give up, keep on going and you will start to see and feel the results within three to five weeks.

Doing these three things (diet, cardio and abdominal exercises) take in consideration the following hints.

Body fat burns quicker if you train your abs on the empty stomach (it starts to play a role of fuel instead of different carbohydrates). Perform cardiovascular warm up before the abdominal exercises. This will help you to get a better contraction on the abs. Flexing and stretching your abdominal muscles between sets helps to build needed abdominal definition.

Do not rest too much between the sets.

The time between exercises must be no longer than 1 minute. And of course do not ever forget about your diet. It is considered the main factor in the future look of your abs. For example even a small piece of chocolate can ruin the month work. Always remember that you need to have control over the calories to achieve the abs of your dreams.

Good luck and always keep those abdominal muscles burning during regular exercises.

Women’s Sports Coverage

There might, of course, be a higher demand for female sports journalists if women’s sport were higher up the news agenda, with editors choosing to assign female reporters to cover women’s teams.

As it stands, female teams at both club and international level remain chronically underrepresented in British media. A report by the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation found that a meagre 5% of sports media coverage focused on female teams or athletes.

Women’s football has certainly benefited from increased coverage in recent years, with England’s quarter final against France shown on BBC Two in 2011.

Nevertheless, reporting on the semi-professional women’s leagues remains limited to the occasional photo in the newspapers.
‘Sometimes I think the women’s game gets a bit extra of a leg up because of the success and popularity of football in general’, admits O’Neill. ‘Then again, women’s football is the third biggest participation sport in England and yet men’s Rugby Union and men’s Rugby League get more media coverage’.

The same problems arise in the coverage given to women’s rugby teams. Despite winning the Six Nations for seven years in a row and reaching three consecutive world cup finals, the England women’s team struggles to secure media exposure.

‘Whilst the male rugby union team hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and blown out of all proportion, the female rugby team barely gets a mention despite all their successes,’ points out Osborne.

Perilously low interest from corporate advertisers is one of the main issues behind the limited public profile of many women’s sports. No money means no publicity, fewer supporters and thus far less interest from broadcasters and publications alike.

Attempts by Sport Magazine to produce a flip edition, with half of the issue covering solely female athletes, failed after a matter of weeks because of a lack of corporate interest.

We really struggled and that’s how we make our money. So if I cant prove to the editor that it’s commercially viable, we’re not going to do it, which is a real shame,’ explains Shepherd.


There are a host of archaic and damaging assumptions that need shattering before female sports writers secure the respect and presence they deserve.

Female sports journalists needn’t be restricted to perceived ‘girlier’ sports, they are just as capable of reporting as their male counterparts and are no less informed or passionate about their industry.

The sooner these messages are absorbed by those at the top end of sports journalism, the easier it will be for the next generation of female sports journalists to make their mark. The rest, of course, is down to them.

Feature: Women in Sports Journalism

The world of sports, it seems, remains as impenetrable for women off the field as it is on the field, and nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of sports journalism. Speaking to three female sports journalists, What Glass Ceiling considers why the industry remains so male-dominated, and why women’s sport rarely gets a look in on coverage.

It remains one of the most male-dominated areas in British media and one of the hardest for aspiring young talents to crack. With less than 3% of sports reporters actually being female, sports journalism continues to lag behind other areas of the industry in encouraging women to consider it as a viable career option. Whilst some media forms are doing better than others in featuring female faces (and voices) in its coverage, others continue to be almost entirely staffed by men.

Whilst television and radio sports coverage now features a smattering of big female names as part of their coverage, the British press remains woefully behind its media peers in the number of female sports journalists it employs.

Shockingly, not a single one of Britain’s national weekly or Sunday papers boasts a female sports editor. It is widely acknowledged that this lack of female editorial staff was a significant factor in the utterly female-free shortlist for the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Prominent female sports writers remain firmly in the minority in broadsheets and tabloids alike. The Telegraph’s Jacquelin Magnay, for example, whilst widely respected for her work as the paper’s Olympic Sports Editor is one of the only woman to hold such a position.

The only female sports editors to be found at this stage are those in charge of publications dedicated to women’s sport, such as Jen O’Neill, editor of She Kicks.

She agrees that there is still a disappointing lack of female sports journalists in mainstream print media. ‘It’s been a very blokey atmosphere for a long time and many of the established order probably want to keep it that way,’ she says.

Nevertheless, there is room for optimism. ‘It’s changing as younger sports editors come on board,’ she adds. ‘Social media changes access to information and the way people think and more women work their way into visible and occasionally influential positions’.

Sports journalism might never even occur to women as a potential career option, as Sarah Shephard, a senior writer at Sport Magazine, suggests.

I did read a statistic about the number of women on sports journalism courses and it’s pitiful,’ she admits. ‘The fact that very few women choose to do that degree suggest that maybe they’re put off because they think they’ll never get into it’.
As much as I love sport, growing up it never occurred to me I could get into this as a job possibly because I didn’t see many female names in the newspapers on the back pages. Maybe it’s just the fact that they don’t think about it as a career opportunity’.

Broadcast Sports Journalists

When it comes to television, channels such as the BBC and Sky News have made significant strides in recent years, with far more female faces featuring in their sports coverage.

At the BBC, Clare Balding has established as one of the iconic faces to report on horse racing and rugby league for the BBC, as well as covering Winter Games, Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

Sonja McLaughlan is another BBC face to carve out a successful career for herself in a traditionally testosterone-dominated sport rugby union. Her role as one of the BBC’s key rugby reporters has seen her interview some of the most famous names in world rugby at several Six Nations tournaments.


Even flagship football programme Match of the Day, a show which had never had a woman grace its broadcasts, opened its doors to female commentators in 2007 with the arrival of Jacqui Oatley. Her debut reporting stint on the programme certainly provoked online controversy at having a female voiceover to football highlights.‘Perhaps a woman’s voice clashes with the roar of the crowd, particularly in exciting moments, complained one viewer. It pierces and spoils, when a commentator should compliment what’s on the field.

At Sky News, meanwhile, Jacquie Beltrao presents the sports news alongside a host of male colleagues, whilst Orla Chennaoui is heading up the channel’s Olympic coverage as an Olympic Correspondent.

However, as freelance sports broadcast journalist Natalie Osborne points out, some women feel they need to change their reporting styles to try and find in with what they perceive to be the ‘Females who attempt to enter broadcast journalism, be it on TV or radio, do tend to sound like a lad to fit in rather than just being natural,’ she suggests.

I enjoy rugby and I want people to enjoy the work I produce but I will not try and pretend to be anything other than what I am. People either like the way I present sport or not I will not make myself sound like a lad just to fit in’.

There may also be some resentment against women trying to enter the industry on account of a lack of experience as a professional athlete.

I hear a lot of muttering where the general consensus is that if you have not played the sport to a professional level then you should not be talking about it,’ says Osborne. ‘Female sports are still not being taken seriously so why should female sports journalists?