Do these 4 exercises at home for the flattest belly ever!

Published on:22 November 2019, 18:17pm IST
Join the fit India movement and reduce those extra inches from your stomach by trying out these simple abs workouts
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Tucking your tummy in when you get clicked is so old school. It’s time to join the fit India brigade ladies.

We know you have been trying hard to get rid of that stubborn belly fat. So let’s ease things out for you. Today, we have deciphered the secret of getting a flat belly. Just spare 30-35 minutes daily and you are good to go.

So, let’s hustle and try these four fat-trimming exercises for your core.

Hold that plank

Plank is a full-body workout. It hits all the right spots including your back, chest, shoulder, and of course your core. The best part is that you don’t have to do multiple exercises for different abdominal muscles as this one hold will work them all. Posture is very important in a plank, so ensure that you don’t bend your back and keep it parallel to the ground.

A plank held for a minute and done five times is more than enough to get a well-ripped belly. Can hold it for longer? Well, kudos to you!

Bridge it up

Bridge pose is recommended in yoga and can do wonders your for core in no time. Just lie on your back, bend your knees, and put your hands next to you on the floor for balance. Now move your body upwards and hold the pose. Keep a count to focus. Keeping count builds concentration and encourages you to push yourself.

Hold the bridge pose for a minute, and repeat it five times. This pose targets the core, thighs, and glutes.

Do the ‘V’

V-up is another exercise with a plethora for benefits for your core. It targets the entire abdominal area and helps you get a chiseled body. The contractions while doing this exercise are at what help tone the middle of your body.

Do 10 reps for five times.

Climb that mountain

Mountain climber is a combination of core and cardio exercises. It’s magical for your lower abdomen and oblique muscles. Do 25 with each leg and four repetitions–and you are good to go.

The correct posture and right angles are a must, so learn how can you do these exercises appropriately
Doing an exercise is a cakewalk but doing it right will actually give you results. That’s why personal trainers are so much in demand. But who needs them when we are here to help. Keep these dos and don’ts in mind:

Inhale and exhale
Breathing is an art. So exhale while applying force and inhale while you relax. During the hold, focus on your breathing. This will also help you hold the pose for longer.

Stop if it hurts
No pain, no gain! Right? Well, not if the pain is unbearable. So if during any of these exercises you feel pain, we recommend that you avoid doing it.

Tuck in your tummy
To activate your core it’s always better to keep your belly tight for maximum contraction.

Track your time
Keeping a stopwatch during planks is the best way to keep track.

So there you go! Four exercises in 30 minutes to help you flaunt your belly!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.