9 Tips For Flat Abs

1 ) Posture

When you slouch, your stomach looks bigger due to bulging. Make sure you straighten up, then you’ve done your abs a favour before you’ve even started the exercise for the best posture your body should be a straight line, make sure your ears are directly over your shoulders. Make sure your shoulders are over your hips, hips over your knees and knees over your ankles. Draw your belly button in towards your spine, and keep the weight even on the balls of your feet.

2 ) Whole body exercise

Don’t just focus on your abs and forget about your other muscles, such as your gluteals and back muscles. Pilates is one way to work all of these core muscles whilst working your arms and legs for a whole body workout that strengthens the abs and more.

3 ) Canoe Twist

Stand upright with your feet apart. Lock your fingers together to create a solid grip. Breathe out, and sweep your interlocked hands, arms, shoulders and chest to the left just like you’re rowing a canoe, lift your left knee up to the right. Inhale and go back to your starting position. Exhale and perform the movement to the right. Do 20 repetitions.

4 ) Cat Kick

Stand with your feet together with your arms out like a birds wings. Exhale and lift your leg forwards and up, simultaneously, sweep your arms forward at shoulder level and around your spine, like a cat. Your navel should again feel like is pressing towards your spine. Inhale and open back up returning to your starting position. Repeat with left leg and alternate for 20 repetitions

5 ) The Pilates Zip Up

Stand up right with your heels together, with toes turned out. Bring your arms up, with your hands joined underneath your chin. Exhale and press your arms down, keeping your hand and arms close to the body. At the same time lift your heels off the ground onto your tip toes. Hold the position for two seconds at the top and exhale returning to your starting position. Your abs will then go in and up while your arms go up and down. Perform this routine for 20 repetitions.

6 ) Diet

You can do all the abs exercises for as long as you want, but if you’ve got extra tummy fat, your strong abs won’t show. So to budge the fat, you have watch what you eat, and evaluate how much exercise you do

7 ) Props aren’t necessary

You don’t have to own every single gadget on the market, just focus on your abs by drawing your navel into your spine, you can do this whilst taking a walk or standing in a queue.

8 ) Be realistic

Your genes play an important part in your body’s shape, your goals should be realistic and focused on your body, not on the celebrities you see in the magazines, and they may motivate you but you shouldn’t expect to look exactly the same.

9 ) Take Your Time

Plan a slow and steady progression, prepare for setbacks and frustration because they will happen. Be consistent and you’ll eventually get there. Making drastic changes will only provide you with a temporary solution and you could be putting your health at a serious risk.

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