Worry no more — I see a flat stomach is in your future. You will soon discover the fastest method to flatten your stomach with these 3 exercises that work like a boss! Combining these 3 simple exercises with this post on fasting works like magic to tone and crush an unruly belly.
I don’t want to break the momentum here, but you should know that getting to a flatter stomach is only half the battle. That’s because even if you manage to smash it down and make it go away, a toned stomach is better looking. So, what that means is that if you need a flatter belly, you almost certainly have some excess fat to shed. These are the 3 most powerful and highly effective exercises to burn fat, flatten your belly, tone it, and get it looking great — whether you are a man or a woman.
Ab Vacuums seems too simple to do any good, but trust me they deliver. If you happen to not know about them, they are merely sucking in your stomach as far as you can and holding it there for a few seconds.
When you see people with a “beer belly” or their stomach hanging over their stomach it means core stomach muscles have stretched. Of course, there is a lot of fat going on there. But besides dealing with the fat, core muscles need to be strengthened and toned to hold the organs in place.
How To Do Ab Vacuums for Tightening Stomach Muscles
A great thing about these exercises is that you can do them anyplace anytime. Do them lying on the floor, standing up, or when you’re walking. You don’t even have to tell anyone you’re doing them.
I like to start out by taking 2 or 3 deep breathes and then on the fourth breath suck in your stomach as far as you can. When you pull it in, imagine that you are pulling your belly button all the way to your spine. Try to hold it in that position for 30 – 45 seconds. It doesn’t matter whether or not you hold your breath.
Start out with the number of times you can do it, setting your goal for 5 repetitions. You will find that it actually isn’t as simple as it looks or sounds when you begin, but the goal is to do 5 reps 3 times a day.
You are working muscles here that are had to get at with other exercises and that makes this workout quite effective. You will notice your stomach getting flatter and more toned in a couple of weeks, even if this is the only one you did.
Hanging leg raises
Hanging leg raises is another super powerful exercise to produce a flat stomach. It does, however, require a pullup bar to hang from.
As you can see from the image, if you don’t have access to a bar, check the local park. Just hang your weight on the bar and slowly raise both legs up and towards the bar. You want to raise your feet as high as possible, and the higher you get them the more it works those ab muscles.
You may well find it a struggle to raise them, which just means your stomach muscles need strengthening and toning. As you practice regularly, it won’t be long before you can see the results along with stronger muscles lifting your feet higher.
If you can get to a pullup bar you will quickly see this is a much more effective exercise for toning your midsection than doing crunches. The end goal is to execute the lifts as high as possible without swinging back and forth with jerky movements. Your abs and belly will be better worked with each session as your lifts become more controlled and higher.
There are just too many variations of plank exercises to fully explain how to do them here. Even though this is one of the 3 best stomach exercises for a flat stomach, a lot of people aren’t sure how to do planks. If that’s you, search youtube for planks and see 1000s of videos.
There are standard planks, side planks, knee planks, forearm planks, TRX planks, and plenty more variations. Most of the variations range in difficulty, but all of them target your midsection. They are incredibly effective for strengthening core muscles and including your belly.
Different than other workouts, stomach exercises can be done daily. By doing any one of these methods for as little as 6 minutes a day, your stomach will show almost miraculous results within a couple of months. The thing that makes them so powerful for flattening your belly is that they increase the blood circulation to that area. This helps immensely in moving out stubborn fat that has been holding out.
By focusing on a consistent exercise routine and a healthy diet you will have the same flat, lean, and sculpted stomach that’s perfectly toned that all fitness models are seeking.