So, you want a flat tummy. Well, I can tell you something: getting a flat stomach takes work. You can’t pop a magic pill and expect to wake up with a body like Gisele Bundchen. You need to work for it! If you’re not willing to do that and want to chase quick fix after quick fix, this guide won’t help you. Read to work for your flat tummy? Let’s get started:
Commit to the Gym 3-6 Days Per Week
To get a flat stomach, you need to commit to working out 3-6 days per week. If you’re new to this whole fitness game, start off with 3 and then work your way up when you feel more confident. However, you should always have a rest day. Never work out intensely 7 days per week, as you can end up hindering your progress. You may even give up because you’ve worked yourself too hard. This change needs to be sustainable, so take it slow. If you must work out on rest days, do something light, like swimming or walking.
Work Your Whole Body
It’s no good working your stomach on it’s own. You need to work your whole body. This is much better for your health, and your whole body will look great. It’s up to you what kind of exercises you do. I find that plyometrics, resistance, and weights work very well for getting definition. Some great all over body exercises include:
- Jump squats.
- Press ups.
- Side planks.
- Regular planks.
- Pull ups.
Work Your Entire Core
Many people like to give their core a workout of its own, which is fine if you’re working the rest of your body too. To strengthen your core, you need to make sure you’re working all of the different sections. You need exercises for lower abs, upper abs, and the obliques for the best results. Try these:
- Heel taps.
- Toe touches.
- Leg raises.
- Oblique crunches.
Concentrate on Your Diet
Now, all we’ve talked about so far is exercise. That’s all well and good, but you need to concentrate on your diet too. In fact, many people believe that the key is 70% diet, 30% exercise. Some say it’s even more important than that! Avoid junk food where possible, as well as pre packaged foods. Aim to eat only fresh, natural produce. Make sure you aren’t starving yourself either!
Always Strive to Improve
Don’t approach a workout with a lethargic attitude. Always strive to improve your strength and timings to get better and fitter. As you do this, your tummy should improve too!
It won’t take you a week to get the tummy you want. It won’t take you a month. If you’re consistent and you work hard, you could have your dream body in around 12 weeks. Just 12 short weeks to the body of your dreams! However, if you slack too much and let yourself go, you’ll get mediocre results. You get out what you put in.