Let’s get right to the point, you want the perfect set of abs and you want to know what exercise you can do to achieve this feat. Well, there are tons of flat tummy exercises that you can choose from. Unfortunately, many of those exercises will not help you get where you want to be. Stomach exercises such as sit ups and crunches do not help you lose fat from around your mid-section; in fact, many people do them in vain. The best way to achieve the perfect stomach is a proper diet and the right exercise to help you burn calories and reduce body fat.
Many people do hundreds of sit ups and crunches everyday day and do not understand why their stomachs are still not as defined as the athletes they see on television. However, performing hundreds of sit ups and crunches do train your abdominals and make them stronger, but it won’t do anything for the fat that’s just sitting on the top hiding those ripped stomach muscles. You see, in order to bring out the ripped abs, you need to perform exercises that burn calories at a higher rate than just simple sit ups. For instance, walking 5 miles a day will burn about 500 calories. In order to burn the same amount of calories doing sit ups; you will have to do about 2500 of them. I don’t know about you, but a 5 mile walk sounds a lot better to me. One of the best exercises to achieve a flat tummy is running. Running helps you burn calories at an alarming rate, which helps you to burn fat. Although running is a great exercise, you will still need to eat a healthy diet in order to achieve maximum results. I could go more into diet for a flat stomach, but this is not the article to that.
Ok, now it’s time to get into what you really came here for and that is for some exercises you can do to achieve that flat mid-section. Although the following exercises will help you to tone and strengthen your stomach muscles, they will not help with the burning of the excess fat that’s surrounding the muscles. You will need a comprehensive attack for that, which includes proper diet and aerobics to ensure weight loss.
Exercises to achieve a flat tummy
The first exercise is the vertical bench crunch. This is a great exercise to target the entire abdominal muscles but puts a little more importance on the lower abs. To perform this exercise, you will need to hang from a chin up bar and slowly lift your knees up to your stomach until your thighs are parallel to the floor. This is only the starting position. To perform the exercise, lift your knees as high as they can go, try to roll yourself into a ball; and then lower your knees back to the starting position. You can perform as many of these as you can do. If you’re just starting out, try to aim for at least three sets of ten.
The second exercise is the seated twist. This is a good exercise to target the obliques or love handles as so many people like to call them. To perform this exercise, get a broom stick and place it across the back of your shoulder, then sit flat on a chair. From the sitting position, your upper body should turn to one direction as far as you can, and then the other direction as far as you can. Remember, this exercise should not be done with anything really heavy, a light object such as a broom stick is best for that rip cut oblique look.