You’re close to your target weight and you’ve spent countless hours in the gym, and now you’re wondering why you still don’t have a flat belly. The key to this is threefold: a calorie controlled diet to make sure you’re not storing excess belly fat, a good all round workout to keep those calories burning, and a targeted workout for the muscles in your stomach.
1. The Squat
The squat is a perfect core exercise that not only strengths your legs, but also your abs. Your ab muscles will hold tension as you squat, taking on the role of keeping you balanced. Hold your stomach in as you squat for the best results.
Mix up the kind of squats you do to keep things interesting and target different core muscles.
2. The Reverse Crunch
The reverse crunch is a good exercise, as unlike many crunch varieties, it not only targets your abs but your obliques as well, a muscle that is often over looked but super important on the quest for a flat belly.
3. The V Sit Up
Similar to the boat, the V sit up works by raising both your upper and lower body at the same time. The V sit up is a continuous movement rather than a pose which also helps to burn calories making it a great addition to your abs workout.
4. Abdominal Realignment
This simple breathing exercise will help to improve bad posture and realign your abdominal muscles. Bad posture and lack of exercise can cause these muscles to sit wrong, meaning that no matter how hard you work out, your results are never going to be as good as you desire them to be.
5. Flutter Kicks
It work your abs and also your quads and your glutes making them a good core workout essential. Not only are they a great muscle work out, but they also help to burn fat through calorie burning too, which is something some of the more basic crunches lack.