One of our main goals for working out and dieting is to get a flat tummy as quickly as possible. Cardio exercises such as running and swimming are all necessary to help us achieve our goal. However, the progress can be slow.
We have listed a few exercises that can increase the speed of the process. A mixture of these exercises and proper dieting will help you get the flat stomach you have been longing for. With determination and consistency, you will see the results within no time.
No one can doubt the effectiveness of plank exercises. Begin in the push-up position and bend your elbows with your forearms on the ground. Ensure your body weight is on your forearms and toes.
Locate a spot on the floor beyond your arms, and look at it to neutralize your neck and spine. Hold in that position for 20 seconds without compromising your breath.
Tip: Ensure you do at least 3 minutes of the plank. You can also try various plank variations once you have the required stamina.
Lie down with your face up, and your knees bent at 90 degrees. Keep your arms on your side and gradually lift your heels off the ground and your thighs till they are vertical. Ensure that your knees are bent throughout the exercise.
Lift your hips as you raise your legs higher until your knees start pointing to your face. Hold the position for a second or two and get back to the initial position. Perform two sets of 15 reps each.
The Boat Pose
Start while sitting on the ground with your knees bent and close together. Lift your feet off the floor to the level of your knees and straighten them to a 45 degrees angle. With your back straight, place your arms to the side of your hips.
Ensure your core is engaged and make an effort to balance on your sit bones. Then, stay in that position for at least five breaths before returning to the original position. Repeat the exercise four times.