Navigating your summer wardrobe is so much easier with a flat belly. Bikinis? No sweat. Tight dresses? Not an issue. Crop tops? Bring them on! Many of us feel less self-conscious and more comfortable in our clothing when our abdominal muscles are sleek, toned, and smooth.
But there are health benefits to slimming your belly as well. Excess weight around the belly is linked to both heart disease and insulin resistance. And as you slim your belly, you’ll not only lower your risk of developing these diseases, but you’ll strengthen your core and boost your metabolism all at once!
The six exercises in this flat belly workout, ranging from burpees to bicycles to X jumps, will have you strengthening key muscles, working off fat and calories, and sweating your way to a trim belly and a healthier body in no time.
6 Flat Belly Moves
Equipment Needed: yoga mat, interval timer (Gymboss is a free app)
What to Do: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds and rest 15 seconds between each exercise. Rest 30 seconds between each round. Complete this workout 3 times per week to trim your belly.
Beginner’s Level: 3 rounds
Intermediate Level: 4 rounds
Advanced Level: 5 rounds
2. Mountain Climbers
3. Run in Place with High Knees
5. X Jump
6. Alternating Standing Knee to Elbow Crunch
Run in Place with High Knees
Alternating Standing Knee to Elbow Crunch
A flat belly starts and ends with clean eating tips. Use these tips to make this workout even more effective:
Over to You
Are you ready to be challenged? Pick a move and let’s get to work! Let us know what you’ve liked about this post in the comments below.