A flat stomach is your dream but you find it only a dream amidst your busy schedules. When you target a specific area of your body like belly through simple exercises to do at home, you can blast your belly and tone it down to a shape. Here are 7 exercises to help you flatten your belly and look slim and help you fit into that dress you’ve been longing to wear!
1. Sit ups
Crunches or sit ups bring down your upper abdomen. Lie down, keep your feet on the floor and bend your knees over your feet. Lift your shoulders and upper back in the upward direction. Keep your face up looking towards the ceiling .Exhale as much as possible, hold for some time and then inhale.
2. Crunch and Twist
Take the position as explained in the first exercise. Crunch and then slowly raise your body from the floor and twist your waist. Try to touch your left knee with right elbow, untwist and get back to the initial position. Do the same in the opposite direction. Repeat the exercise 15 times.
3. Front Bridge exercise
This exercise strengthens your core muscles. Pull in your stomach and bring your body to a straight position without locking knees. Breathe continuously without holding it. Repeat the exercise twice or thrice.
4. Lifting Hips
Lie on the floor, keeping arms by your sides and palms facing down. Keep your legs over your hips at 90 degrees. Lift your hips off the floor with the help of your core muscles and your legs reaching towards the ceiling. Return to the starting position and do the exercise for 15 times.
5. Crunch Chop
Lie on the floor with legs over your hips at 90 degrees and arms over head. Breathe deeply and when you exhale, lift your shoulders up and also lift your head off the floor. As you crunch up, open your legs so as to help your arms chop through your legs. Repeat this action for a minute.
6. Leg Drop
7. Side Plank
Lie on your right side with extended legs and with hips and feet lying on the floor on top of each other. Keep your right elbow directly under the shoulder, contract your core muscles and lift your hips and knees off the floor. Hold and return to the start. Do the other side.
Start today and get washboard flat abs!