5 Tiny Tweaks to Get a Flat Stomach

What's keeping you from getting a flat stomach?

What’s keeping you from getting a flat stomach? Whether  you’re unsure of what exercises to do, are having difficulty with eating or need some simple life hacks, these 5 Tiny Tweaks to Get a Flat Stomach will trim away the bulge and make your stomach flat and toned. In order to get a flatter stomach, you’ll need to tone muscle. The simple reason is: more muscle equals a higher rate of fat burning. Specific exercises will help tone and add muscle while hitting all abdominal muscle groups, and boost your metabolism to start shredding excess fat.

1. Target upper abs and obliques.
The Alternate Toe Touch below targets the upper abs and obliques.

2. Target lower belly.
The Reverse Crunch exercise works on the pesky lower belly fat (a haven for excess fat).

3. Target all abdominal muscles.
The Bicycle targets all abdominal muscles.

4 & 5 Tweaks are below the videos.

What You’ll Need: a yoga mat or soft surface, an interval timer (free interval apps are available on your phone)

What To Do:

Beginner Workout: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, resting 10 seconds in between moves. Complete 4 rounds.

Intermediate Workout: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, resting 10 seconds in between moves. Complete 5.

Advanced Workout: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, with no rest in between. Complete 5 rounds, resting 10 seconds after each round.

1. Alternate Toe Touch
2. Reverse Crunch
3. Bicycle

1. Alternate Toe Touch

2. Reverse Crunch

3. Bicycle

4. Elevate Hydration.
Too often we overlook water and reach for colorful and addicting sugary drinks. There is no denying the taste of sugar makes us feel good while water can be boring; that’s why specialty drinks like Vitamin Water and ICE are made to bridge that gap between hydration and sugar addiction.

There is a better option in combining the benefits of water with our urge for a sweeter beverage. Instead of drinking pricey and unhealthy flavored water, add a teaspooon of raw honey as an all-natural sweetener. Not only will honey add flavor, it helps support digestion in order to get rid of unwanted food and promote a flatter stomach.

Honey is only the start; you can add mint, lemon, and even ginger to personalize water for your taste buds. The Lemon Ginger Detox Drink offers a perfect recipe to stay hydrated, flush fat, and boost your metabolism in order to get the ever elusive flat stomach.

5. Plan Your Meals.
Planning your meals is key to a flat stomach. Most fitness and health failure is the result of poor, or no, planning. From showing up at the gym with little energy, no specific routine in hand, or not setting concrete days to workout, results in poor results. Without planning ahead, your drive for change can quickly go downhill.

Meal planning ahead is one of the most important parts of staying healthy and especially important for getting a flatter stomach. When you don’t have healthy food prepped, by the time hunger pangs hit, it’s too late and you’re more susceptible to eating fast food. Don’t go the instant relief route. Personalizing meals to meet your calorie needs will help you stay on track and avoid unnecessary sugars and “bad” carbs. Most importantly, it will prevent you from sabotaging results already gained.

Here are some of the most popular SkinnyMs. Meal Plans to get you started on having a flatter stomach:

How I’ve Maintained My Ideal Weight for 10 Years
Slim Down with the 7-Day Meal Plan
21-Day Flat Belly Meal Plan

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Trainer Clifford

Clifford is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a lover of all things health, fitness, personal development, and community. When he's not cycling, hiking, or exploring new food recipes, he works to help others achieve personal growth.

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