Although we are in the middle of summer, it is never to late to start a great workout and learn how to flatten those abs quickly. These twelve exercises will be your key to success. Try to complete these exercises three to four times a week for the best results. Remember, those abs don’t create themselves; you have got to work for them!
Although it sounds conventional and obvious, crunches are the best way to reduce that belly fast quickly. Try doing 30 repetitions and 3 to 4 sets for the best results. Make sure that your stomach muscles are doing the work and you’re not pulling yourself up with your arms.
With this exercise, you will target your obliques. Make sure you do 15 to 20 repetitions for both sides.
This exercise may be tough but it is definitely worthwhile. You want to lie down, put both legs up close together and twist them in a scissor motion. This exercise will target your lower abdomen.
The plank hold is one of the best exercises for your core and upper body. It targets so many muscles at once and produces great results if down properly. You need to hold your position. Try staying for 30 seconds and as you improve, increase your time to 1 minute, then 1 min. 30 sec. and then finally 2 minutes each time. Remember, it is important to keep your butt down. You want your body to remain flat during the plank hold.
This exercise is equivalent to the plank hold except you must hold yourself up on your side. The side plank will target your obliques, shoulders and upper body.
For this exercise, you need to sit on a chair and do crunches while remaining seated. In other words, hold the bottom of the chair and then lift your legs up and then back down.
The reverse crunch target the lower abdomen and obliques. You must lie down, pull your legs forward and then up. Try doing 10 to 12 repetitions with 3 to 4 sets for the most effective results.
This exercise is simple. Lie down, and get your legs up straight and then simply reach to touch your toes. Repeat this exercise about 15 to 20 times, depending on your fitness level
Mountain climbers are effective for your core and is always great cardio. You keep your position similar to the plank hold, and then move each foot forward and back (as if you are climbing). If you are really serious, do the caliber exercise 8 times and then go for a push-up. Try 10 rounds of this workout and those abs will appear in no time.
Lie flat on the ground, and then lift each leg up slowly. Aim for 3-4 set of 15 to 20 repetitions.
The long stretch is simply lying down and then putting your legs and arms up at the same time. To make this exercise really difficult, try holding a weight in your hand and then reach up.
Burpees are one of the most effective and difficult workouts. This exercise is a full body workout. Try doing as many as you can to know what your capacity is and then slowly increase the repetitions in intervals.