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Flat stomach - mission impossible? These 4 tips will make the difference

Updated: Aug 12

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In your overall fat the most exasperating fat is your belly fat, isn’t it? You are not even obese but your stomach doesn’t let you wear your favorite dress. Flat Stomach feels like mission impossible to you.

The reason is it is the most stubborn fat in your body. Whether you want a flat stomach or balletic appeal, you need dedication and a certain amount of discipline to get that mission accomplished. Furthermore, it is the most difficult task to burn belly fat and gets a totally toned, slim, and flat tummy. However, where there is a will there is a way.

Here are 8 effective exercises that will help you in getting a flat stomach in very short time.

1. Burpees

This exercise helps to make your heart and lungs stronger by improving blood flow. There will be a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. It also improves your cholesterol levels and enhances your brain function. Most importantly, you’ll burn calories faster and get a toned body, especially around your abdominal fat and stomach area.

  • Be positioned with your feet shoulder distance aside.

  • In a squatting pose, bend your buttocks and knees to lower yourself.

  • Put your hands on the ground right in front of yourself.

  • Put your body in plank position and drop yourself in a down position to the floor.

  • Press your arm to the floor and jump forward at your feet at the same time.

  • Stand straight to complete the move. Repeat the process.

2. Single Leg Jackknife

It helps to strengthen your lower and upper body muscles and directly hit on your abdominal muscles. It also works on your shoulders and back and gives you a flexible body with good posture.

  • Lay down on the floor and put your hands over the top of your head.

  • Keep your whole body in a straight position.

  • Lift your left leg and right hand up off the floor lift your upper body by using your abs.

  • Touch your hand to your leg with a straight back as you sit.

  • Hold on for 5 seconds and repeat the process.

3. Bridge

The bridge is the best exercise to keep your knee and back pain at bay. It also helps in boosting your flexibility, improving your booty size, and strengthening your abs muscles. Now shape your waistline along with calming your mind and relieving all the stress. Furthermore, it boosts your mood, reduces anxiety and depression and relieves periods discomfort.

  • Lay down on the ground on your back and raise your knees with straight feet.

  • Lift your lower part up from the floor.

  • Keep your thighs and knees side by side making a straight line from shoulder to knees.

  • Hold on for 10 seconds to 1 minute and lay down again on the floor. Repeat the process.

4. Plank

Plank is, undoubtedly, the best exercise to burn your belly fat. It is also the most effective way to burn calories. It holds and engages several muscles at once, therefore strengthening the core muscles of your body. Apart from sculpting a toned and tighter tummy, it helps you in improving your posture too.

  • Get into the plank position by putting your toes on the ground and facing down with your forearms on the floor

  • Elbows should be directly inside your shoulder.

  • Put all your weight on your toes and elbow without shivering or bending. Engage your abdominal muscles.

  • Hold this position for 10 to 15 seconds. Over time you can increase the duration up to 60 seconds.

5. Mountain Climber

The mountain climber is the most effective on your abdominal muscles and strengthens your upper and lower muscles. This activity will burn your overall fat much faster by enhancing your metabolic rate. As a bonus, you’ll boost your flexibility too.

  • Begin with the plank position. Place your hand in front of you and spread your legs.

  • Bend one knee to your chest, and leg straight behind you.

  • Switch sides as fast as you can.

6. Russian Twist

The Russian twist is great to tone your shoulder and lower part of your body. It will help you get rid of infamous love handles. Since it targets your abdominal muscles, you’ll strengthen your lower backbone area. The Russian twist is the secret to your overall core strength, great posture and body balance.

  • Sit on the floor, bent your knees, and lift your feet from the ground.

  • Straighten your backbone at 45 degrees angle, creating a V shape with your figure and thighs.

  • Interweave your fingers or clasp by straitening your arm in front of you.

  • Now with the help of your abdominal muscles twist to the right, then back to mid or between your both legs, then to the left. Keep repeating the process.

7. Superman

This exercise is named after the superhero himself as it imitates one of his poses. This simple yet challenging activity improves your lower back and glute strength. You need to perform it slowly to let it work on your abdominal muscles and you’ll have a flat, slim-tone stomach in no time.

  • Lie down on the ground on your stomach with your arm straight by your side.

  • Extend your arms as they are facing the ground without touching it.

  • Lift your legs up while moving your arms upwards, pose like you saw a flying Superman in the movie.

  • Lift your arms and legs with the help of your chest and stomach.

  • Hold on for at least 1 minute and rest your arms and legs on the floor.

The Bottom Line

That was a quick look into some of the ways to get rid of your round shape stomach. You can tone your belly by doing these simple exercises within just 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure you exercise regularly for good and effective results.

As always, you need to check with the doctor before starting a workout, especially if you are having a chronic disease.

And for great results, follow basic nutrition rules and stay away from sugar and grains.

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