7 Exercises For A Flat Stomach At Home

Want a sexy flat stomach? You’ll definitely love these 7 easy-to-do exercises that will help you achieve just that. Follow these exercises on their own for a complete ab workout or tag it to the end of your cardio workout. So, when you realise you’ve been missing your routine at the gym very often thanks to your busy schedule, these exercises will surely get you going.

Being physically active is a key to losing belly fat and should be combined with healthy nutrition. I’ve written about the best foods that help fight belly fat and I’ve mentioned that a proper nutrition is just part of the picture. Most of belly fat is a consequence of unhealthy lifestyle – being physically inactive and consuming too much calories. You will see much quicker results when you eat foods that target belly fat combined with exercising.

While finding an activity that you enjoy and do on a regular basis, such as walking, running or biking is great, it’s also recommended to target the specific area of the belly to tone the muscles and give the area a better definition and shape. And here come several simple belly exercises that you can easily do at home.

The abdomen (which is less formally called belly, stomach, or tummy) is the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis. The abdominal muscles assist in the breathing process, provide flexibility and movement, protect the inner organs and are a key element for supporting the spine and they also provide postural support together with the back muscles.

In the front of the abdomen, there is a major muscle called the rectus abdominis, also known as the “abs” and “lower abdominals”, it is a paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the human abdomen.

The obliques are the muscles on the side of the upper body that assist in turning the body from side to side. This is the area of the body which is also called “love handles”. It is important to properly work your obliques as toning them can help create a nice looking waist and better movement.

When we do the basic sit-ups and crunches (see exercise 1), we only do up and down movement so we work on the “6 pack” area, but when we crunch and twist (exercise 2), we work the oblique muscles as the twisting movement is the one that work your obliques.