A flat belly is a badge of honor. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat. And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso makes you stronger and less prone to injury. That’s because the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and hips are involved in every movement you do.
To create a lean, rock-hard waist you need to start with the right moves, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. “Choose moves that sculpt your abs while shredding the fat that covers them,” he says. “It’s the perfect one-two punch for a flat belly.”
Start with the following 10 exercises to hammer the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and hips and rev your metabolism at the same time.
If you want to lose your gut, you need to work as many muscles as possible. The burpee does just that. The explosive exercise—which entails going from a pushup position to a jump and back to a pushup position—hits every muscle from head to toe.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your body until your palms rest on the floor about shoulder-width apart.
Kick your legs backward into a pushup position, perform a pushup, and then quickly reverse the movement and perform a jump when you stand. That’s 1 rep.
2. MOUNTAIN CLIMBER
Think of the mountain climber as a moving plank. You perform a mini crunch when you explosively draw one knee into your chest. What makes this move so difficult, however, is that your core has to work overtime to keep your body stable and straight every time you lift a foot off of the floor, according to Gaddour.
Assume a pushup position with your hands below your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from your head to your heels. This is the starting position.
Lifting your right foot off of the floor, drive your right knee towards your chest. Tap the floor with your right foot and then return to the starting position. Alternate legs with each repetition.
3. ARCHER ROW
Poor posture can lead to a bulging gut, so your desk-jockey slouch may be your flat belly’s enemy number one. To fix your day-to-day form, try the archer row to strengthen your core and your back at the same time.
Grab one dumbbell. Get into a pushup position with your hands under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from your head to your heels. Separate your feet so they’re slightly wider than hip-width and turn them so they both point to your left.
With your right palm on the floor, hold the dumbbell in your left hand and perform a row. Be careful not to let your torso rotate with the weight of the dumbbell.
To find out more about this, read the full article here: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/10-flat-belly-exercises/slide/11
Here is another resource you can look into: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/abs/express/get-a-flat-belly/
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Are you ready now to flatten your belly?