Of course, results and a flat stomach will not come instantly, but these exercises are very effective if you do them regularly, follow a healthy lifestyle and eat right.
The abdomen is one of the most difficult areas of the body to tone and strengthen, as it requires constant effort to maintain elasticity and prevent sagging in the middle.
Lack of exercise and a high-calorie diet are the main causes of a flabby belly and belly fat because unfortunately, this is the part of the body where the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food choices are most clearly visible.
Getting a flat stomach can be a bit difficult, but it is possible. There are many things you can do to achieve your goal, improve your overall shape and strengthen your abdominal muscles.
If you’re one of those people who don’t have time to go to the gym, why not try these seven exercises to tone your abs from the comfort of your home?
Exercises that will help make a flat stomach
Get into a classic plank position, supporting your body weight on your forearms and legs, making sure your elbows are slightly below your shoulders. The body should form a straight line from the neck to the heels.
In this position, lift one leg. Hold it in for a few seconds before returning to the starting position. Repeat this movement with the other leg. Be sure to squeeze your abdominal muscles.
Plank with raised legs
Place your feet on a low bench or ball.
Your entire body should be straight from your neck to your ankles, and your head should be tilted slightly down.
Tighten your stomach and hold for 10 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds and repeat 10 more times.
Lying on your left side on the floor, take a position so that your weight is only on your left forearm and the inside of your left leg. The elbow should be placed slightly below the shoulder, and the hand should be perpendicular to the surface.
Pull your stomach in and try to hold this position for 30-40 seconds, then switch to the other side.
Side plank with bent knee
The weight of the body should rest entirely on the left forearm and the side of the right leg.
Hold the position for 30-40 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side.
Lie on your back with your arms out at your sides, bend your knees slightly, and place your feet on the floor.
While holding this position, slowly raise your legs until your toes point toward the ceiling and your hips are partially lifted.
Slowly return your legs to the ground until you reach the starting position and repeat this movement 15-25 times. Always keep your stomach tight.
Walking with dumbbells
Hold a dumbbell in each hand, raise your arms above your head and walk slowly across the room, tensing your abdominal muscles.
Take 15-20 steps, rest, and repeat.
This exercise is great for toning the abdominal muscles and fighting flabbiness after losing weight.
Lie on your back on the floor, put your feet hip-width apart, and stretch your arms out to your sides with your palms facing the floor.
Contract your abdominal muscles to lift your hips first, then your stomach and mid-back.
Keep your shoulders on the floor and try to hold this position for 10-15 seconds before resting. Do 4-8 repetitions.
The results of these exercises will not be noticeable immediately! It takes a lot of patience and persistence to see change. It is important to make these exercises a part of your daily life or at least do them three times a week.
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