How To Get Amazing Abs
You know you are rocking a family pack, rather than a six pack. The realization that your muffin top is getting bigger by the day is depressing you. If that wasn’t bad enough, summer is here and you have been invited to a pool party. Don’t worry because help is here to blast the tummy fat away.
Think Before Putting Food In Your Mouth
You can be a gym rat; but if you don’t watch what you eat, you’ll never get a flat stomach. A clean diet is key to getting amazing abs. So, eat a diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nuts and seeds. Throw all the junk and processed foods away to make room for more healthier options. Many people find they get a bloated belly after they eat gluten, so try to avoid it. If you can’t (or don’t want to), try to eat breads and pasta that are whole grain.
Build Your Core
When you get your diet under control, it’s time to do some moves to do away with your spare tyre. Here are some exercise moves you can try at home to get the slim and sexy stomach you’re dreaming of.
Cross Body Mountain Climbers
You will feel this exercise movement working your entire body, but it’s targeting your lower abs. Get into a push-up position with your arms completely straight. Raise your right knee towards your left elbow. Lower, then raise your left knee to your right elbow. This is one rep – try to perform 3 sets of 10
As you slowly roll your body, you will be working your deep abdominal muscles in your lower abs. Lie flat on the floor and put your legs together. Breathe in, bring your arms forward and shoulder width apart. Put the back of your shoulders on the mat. Your back should be flat on the mat. Keep inhaling while you lift your head between your arms and start rolling up and forward. Exhale as you keep going forward, letting your arms reach out and try to touch your forehead to your knees. This is one rep – try to perform 3 sets of 10.
This workout targets your muffin top and obliques. Get on all fours, hands under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Take your right arm, reach under your body and reach towards the sky. Repeat this movement of twisting the ribcage and the obliques. Switch to the other side and do equal number of torso twists. Try to do these torso twists for five to seven minutes.
You should feel your lower abdomen burn with these. Lie flat on your back, put your hands on your side. If you need more back support, place your hands under your glutes. Extend your legs in the air and start to twist your legs in and out. Another variation of this exercise is moving your legs up and down. Keep your knees slightly bent to relieve some pressure from your back. Try to do these scissor kicks for five to seven minutes.
Stopping the wobble in your mid-drift isn’t fun and games. However, we hope that our advice gets you a flatter stomach in no time.