Whether it’s that little black dress or a skinny jeans or a crop top and skirt set, are you unable to wear these? Is it because of your tummy? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you have landed on the right page. Flat belly is something we all desire but it only a few of us blessed with that perfect body. However it is not something that you cannot achieve, all you need to do is make some changes in your diet, drinks lots of water and follow few exercises that target your belly which will melt the layers of fats. Here we giving a workout regime that you need to follow thrice a week, rest assured it will surely get you a flat tummy to fit into your favorite outfit :
Strengthen your abdominal muscles with stomach crunches. Lie down on a floor mat with your knees bent. Place your hands on the back of your head with your thumbs touching your ears. Make sure that your chin does touch your chest. Engage your core and lift your head, neck and shoulders off the floor. Hold the position for a second and return back to repeat the exercise. Ensure that you keeps your abs pulled in and do not arch your lower back while doing stomach crunches. Repeat the exercise for 1 minute.
2. Twist Crunch
Once you have mastered to do basic crunch, you can add a bit of variation to it by doing twist crunch. Twist crunch targets your obliques and tones up your tummy. Lie on your back on a mat with your knees bent and hands behind your head. Curl left side of your body towards your right knee forming a V with your body. Your elbow should point towards your knee. Hold the position for 2 seconds and return to starting position and repeat on the other side.
3. Side Crunches
The next variation that you bring to your crunches is side crunches. Side crunches are quite similar to twist crunches. This target is especially great if you want to target your love handles. To do this exercise lie on your back and keeping your torso straight bend your knees and bring them together to one side. Keeping your hands on the back of your head lift your shoulders off the floor and bring them towards your knees to form a crunch move. Repeat on alternate sides.
4. Reverse Crunch
Another variation that you can bring in your regular crunches is reverse crunches. This move targets your abdominal muscles and strengthens your core. Lie straight on the exercise mat and lift your legs and bring your thighs perpendicular to floor. Keep your hands on the back of head with your thumbs behind your ears. Breathe in and bring in your knees towards your abdomen and simultaneously lift your shoulders off the floor bring your upper body towards your abdomen. You should feel the stretch on your tummy. Hold the position for 1 to 2 seconds and return back to starting position as you breathe out. Repeat the exercise for 1 minute.
5. Bicycle Exercise
To do this exercise, lie flat on mat with your hands on the back of your head and thumbs behind your ears. Lift your shoulders off the floor as you do in crunch move. Bring your knees perpendicular to the floor and start a bicycle pedal movement with as you kick your forward your right leg and bring the left knee towards your stomach and then follow the move with alter leg in same way. To add a variation, as you bring your knee towards your abdomen, bring your shoulder from opposite direction towards the centre. Repeat the exercise for 1 to 2 minutes.
6. Lunge Twist
Lunge twists target your abdomen, obliques and works on your core. Lunge twist is variation to your regular lunge. Stand straight with a dumbbell in your hands and bring your body to lunge position, with your right leg pushed forward. Hold your body in lunge position and twist your body in right direction or if you can then twist your body in opposite directions as well. Return back to starting position. Repeat the exercise on the other side. Follow the move for 1 minute in alternating sides.
7. Rolling Plank Exercise
Rolling planks target your core and obliques. To begin, bring your body in a push up position and bend your elbows and let your weight rest on your forearms. Keep your body in straight line from your shoulders to your ankles, contract your abs, this is your basic plank position. To do the rolling plank, maintain the contraction in your abdomen with your forearms perpendicular to your body. Raise your right arm above you and roll your left forearm into a side plank. Roll back to starting position and return back to starting position. Repeat on the other side. Follow 10 to 12 reps on each side.