Get a Flatter Stomach With These Quick Daily Exercises, Trainer Says
Let's be honest: If we could order a flatter stomach online, that particular company's stock would be depleted within seconds. A flat belly is a common wish and goal many people share, and although spot-reducing fat in areas such as your gut can be a difficult challenge, it can be done. As a matter fact, you can get a flatter stomach by doing the right, quick daily exercises that we have for you today.
Eat This, Not That! reached out to Kelly Najjar, a personal trainer on Fyt, the nation's largest personal training service that makes fitness under the expert guidance of an in-person or virtual, certified fitness professional convenient and accessible for everyone. When it comes to your gut area, there are specific exercises you should do. Najjar tells us, "Targeting your abdominal muscles will help your posture and provide muscular support to your stomach, helping to hold everything in."
Read on to learn more about the workout plan Najjar has designed just for those who wish to get a flatter stomach. And next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
The Russian Twist targets your oblique side muscles. This movement will aid in pulling in your "love handles," and it will give you an hourglass figure. Najjar points out, "The Russian twist also helps provide some definition to the shoulders and hips. This single exercise packs a lot of benefits in a very short time."
To begin, sit on the floor with your legs extended straight in front of you. Lean your body back until you're positioned at a 45-degree angle. Keep your hands above your chest, then twist your core to the right, then left, then return back to the center position, completing a full twist. Najjar recommends performing 3 sets, each for 30 seconds.
According to Najjar, "You wouldn't build a house without a solid foundation. Building a flat and strong stomach needs a solid foundation. The dead bug works the deep abdominal muscles that provide a brace for your spine. Strong deep abdominals help to pull everything in and up."
Start your Dead Bugs flat on your back, keeping those knees bent. Your arms should be pointing up to the ceiling, and your shins parallel to the ground. Najjar continues, "Simultaneously extend your right leg straight forward until it is a couple of inches away from the ground and your left arm straight back and aligned with your ear. Hold the position for a couple of seconds and then return to the starting position." Repeat this move on the other side, making one complete rep. Perform 3 sets of 10 reps on both sides.
Glute Bridge March
The Glute Bridge March will activate your deep abdominal muscles and your six-pack muscles, so get excited. Performing Glute Bridges Marches on a daily basis will result in toned abs and a much smoother stomach. Najjar notes, "An added benefit of the glute bridge march is a nice, toned backside."
To begin this exercise, lay on your back with your arms by your sides and your knees bent. Activate your core by bringing your torso upwards, aligning with your thighs forming a 45-degree angle. "Once this position is accomplished, keep your knees bent while you lift it towards your navel until your shin is parallel to the ceiling. Lower the leg to return to a bridge position," Najjar says. Repeat this move with the opposite leg, making 1 rep. Complete 3 sets of 12 reps for this exercise.