Get a flat tummy with these 7 exercises

Dileep B. Shivaram

August 10, 2023

The tummy is the most difficult to get rid of when you’re trying to get into shape. Just following a diet is not enough and you need to have an exercise regime to get that dashboard flat tummy. Here are 7 exercises that will zap away belly fat without the need to hit a gym.

  1. Crunches or Sit-Ups

Lie on your back and bend your knees with your feet flat on the floor, hips-width apart. Hold your hands by your ears and gently pull your abs inwards. Lift your shoulders and upper back away from the floor. Exhale and come as far up as you can, hold for a second, and return to the starting position inhaling.

Do 15-25 reps

Why The best bet to get your upper abs in great shape.

  1. Reverse crunch

Lie on your back with legs stretched out and both arms by your torso, palms on the floor. Keeping your feet together and arms stationary, move your legs up till the thighs are perpendicular to the floor, at a 90-degree angle. While inhaling, bring your legs towards your torso, rolling your pelvis backwards and raising your hips off the floor. Let your knees touch the chest, hold for a second and come to the starting position while exhaling.

Do 15-20 reps.

Why This will strengthen your core and melt tummy flab without straining your neck and back.

  1. Vertical leg crunch

Lie on your back with your legs stretched straight out into the air. Keep your hands at the back of your head or either side of your torso. Contract your abs and, while inhaling, lift your shoulder blades and upper body without moving your legs at all. While exhaling, return to your starting position.

Do 10-15 reps.

Why Along with toning your abs muscles, it will boost metabolism.

  1. Crunch & twist

Lie on your back, knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hips-width apart. Come up while inhaling, twist the body from the waist trying to touch your right knee with the left elbow. While exhaling, untwist and return to starting position. Repeat on the other side.

Do 10-15 reps on each side

Why This workout will work on your obliques and help you say goodbye to love handles.

  1. Leg drop

Lie on your back inhales and extend your legs over your hips at a 90-degree angle. While exhaling, lower your legs slowly towards the floor as low as you can without touching the floor and without raising your back. Come back to the starting point and repeat.

Do 10 reps

Why This works your core and tightens your abs

  1. Hip Lifts

Lie on the floor with your arms on either side of the torso, palms touching the floor. Bring your legs up over your hips to a 90-degree angle. Flex your feet and raise your hips off the floor using your core muscles and stretching your feet towards the ceiling. Return to the starting position.

Do 15 reps

Why Apart from working your belly, this move also targets your hips and butt.

  1. Tightening the abs

This has got to be the easiest exercise you can do! Tighten your abs and hold for about 15 seconds, release and relax. Do this exercise at least four times a day.

Make these exercises a part of your fitness regime. Don’t forget to consume foods that torch belly fat and make corresponding lifestyle changes! And claim that flat tummy!

About the Author

Having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, fitness was not always Dileep’s choice of career. However, the decision to follow his passions saw him complete his Certification in Personal Training in 2013. One of the highlights of his six-year-long career, Dileep says, is providing physical training to applicants to the defence forces of the nation. Currently serving as Sr. Fitness Trainer at HealthifyMe, Dileep has made it his life’s goal to oversee as many fitness transformations as he possibly can.

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