Exercise for a Flat Stomach
Achieving a flat stomach is important for promoting overall health and personal confidence, and there are a number of exercises that can be performed to flatten the stomach. Find out how to do sit-up exercises with help from a certified sports performance nutrition adviser in this free video on fitness and exercise.
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Hi, I'm Ashleigh Gass. Certified strength and conditioning specialist, with brilliantathlete.com. Exercises for a flat stomach. Well it's important to develop a flat stomach not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for overall health. The more obese you get in your stomach, the more likely you are to develop problems such as diabetes, and cardiovascular problems. So, exercises for a flat stomach. I'm going to give you a few basic exercises that are suitable for a beginner. For more advanced abdominal training, you can contact me at brilliantathlete.com. Let's get started. This is called thin tummy. So just lie on your back comfortably, take a nice deep breath in. And exhale. And just pull your belly button in towards your spine, and that creates, thin tummy. That's why it's called thin tummy. And you can hold that for a couple seconds, and then relax, and repeat that. So breathe in, and out. Belly button in towards your spine. And again, hold that for a couple of seconds. The second one, is a basic partial sit up exercise. Straighten one leg, bend the other. Arms across your chest, and a partial sit up. You should feel the muscles in the front of your stomach contract at the top. And then you'd switch sides, and you'd repeat. About ten per side will be an appropriate starting point. One more. This is a basic side bridge exercise, and is used to strengthen the muscles in the side of your stomach. I'm going to push my knees down into the ground, and hold. And you'll feel it on the side closest to the floor. Back down. And straight back up again, and I'm going to hold that for a couple seconds, and then relax. So again, exercises for a flat stomach are important for many different purposes. It's also important that you clean up your diet. For more information you can contact me at brilliantathlete.com.