The Best Stomach Flattening Exercises To Do At Home

The search for stomach flattening exercises is one that is shared by many people. So if you fall in that category, don’t worry you are not alone. An abundance stomach fat is can be attributed to genetics, lack of exercise and poor diet. Unfortunately, more often than not when people think about stomach or abdominal (abs) exercises, they immediately think about sit-ups and crunches. Who can blame them? These are usually the initial exercises that you learn growing up and are commonly reinforced at your local gym.

Doing a never ending number of crunches may eventually build stronger abdominal muscles but they will have no effect on the excess stomach fat that is covering them. Stomach flattening exercises are those that target the mid section while also incorporating cardiovascular exercise. This will help to boost your metabolism and start to melt off the excess fat. Remember that a proper diet is also an essential component to any 6 pack ab workout routine. Are you ready to get to the exercises!

  1. Plank – lay stomach down with your forearms on the floor pointing forward and your body straight. Raise your body off the floor so that it is supported by your forearms and your toes. Your body is to remain straight with no sagging. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
  2. Mountain Climbers – this will really get your heart rate going and your abs burning. Begin in a push up position with your hands and toes on the floor. Next bring your right leg up towards your chest , then quickly alternate, bringing your left leg up toward your chest while moving the right foot back to its initial position. Continuing alternating your stepping motion for 30 seconds.
  3. Oblique Twists – you will require a small medicine ball or lightweight dumbbell will also do. Sit on the floor with your knees at a 45 degree angle holding the medicine ball in front of you. Twist your body to the right bringing the medicine ball to your side. Next, in a controlled manner, bring the medicine ball to the left side. Continue alternating from side to side for 30 seconds.

It is not time to stop now . You will combine these exercises into a mini-circuit, in which you perform each exercise right after the other. This keeps your heart rate up and really intensifies the fat burning potential. Can you see how these are truly great stomach flattening exercises!  These exercises can be done anywhere; including at home or your local gym.

You should incorporate these ab exercises three times per week with goal of gradually building on them each time by doing more or longer time periods. Variety is the key to any exercise program and there are many alternate versions of the above exercises; such as the side plank, one leg plank or the cross body mountain climber. You may never do another sit-up or crunch again!

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