Most people share the same goal of getting a flat stomach when it comes to dieting or weight loss. The journey, however, may prove challenging.

Here are some exercises that can help you achieve your goal in lesser time:

Planks

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Planks are one of the most effective exercises for getting a flatter stomach.

  1. Get down on the ground in a push-up position
  2. Place your forearms on the ground and try to keep your body up using them
  3. Hold your body in a manner that it’s straight and your back is not bent
  4. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat. Ideally, you should do this exercise for about 3 minutes

V sit ups

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V sit ups might seem easy, but they play a major role in burning away your fat. You can feel the pressure on your abdominal muscles as you struggle to get up every time.

  1. Lie straight on the floor with your arms stretched behind your head
  2. Slowly lift your arms and legs off the ground until your fingertips touch your toes
  3. In case you can’t form the “V”, raise your arms straight above your head, at shoulder level.
  4. Hold for about 2 seconds and repeat
  5. Do 2 sets of 15 reps

Reverse crunches

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Reverse crunches use your abdominal muscles, strengthening them and helping you get closer to your goal.

  1. Lie flat on the ground and bend your knees such that your feet are still on the ground
  2. Place your hands straight, by your side
  3. Slowly, lift up your feet with your knees still bent
  4. Lift until your knees start pointing towards your face
  5. Hold for about a second and repeat
  6. Do 2 sets of 12-15 crunches each

Flutter kicks

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Another effective exercise for a flat belly is the flutter kicks

  1. Lay down with your hands by your side
  2. Keeping your core tight, lift your legs up the ground
  3. Make sure your back is still on the floor
  4. Bring one foot up and then the other
  5. Repeat for 30 seconds
  6. Do about 4 sets of 30 seconds each
  7. You can put your hands below your butt if this is too difficult

Side Plank

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Like regular planks, side planks have also proven to be effective in getting a tonned stomach

  1. Lay on your side
  2. Lift your upper body with your elbow directly under your shoulder and palms flat on the floor
  3. Stack up your feet and lift up your hips so your form a slant line
  4. Hold for 30 seconds
  5. Repeat for about 3 minutes
  6. To make it more challenging, lower your lips until they’re just above the ground
  7. Lift them back up to form a straight line
  8. Repeat for 30 seconds

Leg lift

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Leg lift is similar to reverse crunch except you have to keep your legs straight

  1. Lay flat on the floor with your hands by your side
  2. Engage your core and lift your legs up until your soles face the ceiling
  3. Make sure your back is still on the floor and your knees are not bent
  4. Repeat for 60 seconds
  5. You can place your hands below your butt to if this is too difficult

These exercises will surely help you get a flatter stomach; however, you need to keep your diet in check as well. If you don’t get instant results, don’t be disappointed! It takes time but you will start noticing the difference after a few days of exercising.

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