I have been losing weight recently, but my belly is still really flabby. After 2 babies, I think my abs are shot! What exercises can I do to get rid of my belly fat/loose skin? I probably could use a bit of liposuction, but that is not an option right now. Thanks!
It is true that only cardio and general fat reduction will reduce tummy fat. If you have loose skin, it will still be there, even if there is no fat underneath it. Ab exercises will tone the muscle underneath and help you present a flat mid-section under clothing if the layer of fat isn't too big. And it seems almost counter-intuitive, but yoga exercises for the back (cobra and locust, for example) can really help to improve posture and make a person's midsection appear flatter.
If your ab muscles are covered by a layer of fat, then all the toning exercises in the world aren't going to make much difference. You need to do cardio to burn fat. With that said, you probably also have some excess skin and no amount of toning and/or exercise can tighten skin.
Planking is the best! I just read something about it at a site about diet solutions, then researched more about it. It's the best one i think for those who just had babies. Since the body is a little heavy. It's really the fitted one to do. Just do it. 30 secs, 60 secs, then 90 secs. Do it every other day and get ready to get results.