3 Ways To Get Back A Flat Stomach

3 Ways To Get Back A Flat Stomach

Getting a flat stomach is a dream for many people. Learning how to get six-pack abs is great (and it’s even better if you actually achieve a six-pack), but many people simply aim to have a flat tummy to look good in a new dress or pair of jeans. I’m going to share a few secrets behind getting a flat stomach, so you can look good in any piece of clothing.

3 Ways to get back a flat stomach
3 Ways to get back a flat stomach

Tummy toning tricks

1. Planks

The traditional plank is one of the all-around best abdominal moves for developing a flat stomach. It’ll also give you a strong core and superior posture.

Unlike crunches, sit-ups, and hanging leg raises, which primarily work the rectus abdominals (the vertical “six-pack” muscles) and the oblique muscles (side of the abs).

Planks will work for several muscle groups at once. Planks blast the transverse abdominal muscles that help to keep your tummy flat. I like all types of plank exercises. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity. If you have good form, then a plank will really make your work.

2. Hydration

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially if you want to flatten your tummy. It’s very common for women to get a puffy appearance when they’re not well hydrated.

The human body can easily hold onto excess fluid, giving your tummy a bloated appearance. If you carry a full water bottle with you during the day, it will serve as a perfect reminder to meet your minimum water requirement of 8-10 glasses per day.

3. Suck it in

One of the first exercises that I started to do on a daily basis was to simply ‘suck it in.’ Yes, I’m talking about standing up tall and trying to pull your belly button through to your spine. The action of simply ‘sucking it in’ activates your core muscles and helps you to maintain good posture.

If you stand up and try it right now, you’ll notice that you instantly feel taller. Your shoulders will relax and you will immediately appear to have a smaller tummy. Now, I’m not suggesting that you walk around all day sucking in your tummy.

But if you do it at regular intervals throughout the day while seated or standing, you will be strengthening your important core muscles. Try to do 3 sets of 10 x 10-second holds. It’s important that you practice contracting your abs while breathing. It will take practice, but it is not wise to hold your breath while contracting your muscles.