Who doesn’t want chiseled abs and a sculpted waistline? The quest for the perfect midsection is an endless battle that most of us yearn for. If you look at all the people with abs with envious eyes, it’s time for you to have them too. You have to combine exercise and good nutrition, but above all show determination, discipline and know how to have a flat stomach in the right way. So let’s start the journey to shape your waist!
Tanvi Parikh, a certified fitness trainer and nutrition coach, recently shared on her Instagram 4 of the best exercises to shape your waistline and how to do it right.
Abdominal training: 4 exercises to have a flat stomach
Whether you’re a beginner or a fitness enthusiast, these exercises are perfect for you if you want a defined waistline.
Begin in a push-up position with your hands shoulder-width apart. Bring your right knee toward your chest, then quickly switch legs, extending the right leg back and bringing the left knee toward your chest. Alternate between legs, keeping your core engaged and your hips steady as you do the exercise.
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2. High toe touches
Get into a high plank position, with your hands placed directly under your shoulders. Now lift your right foot and reach your left hand to touch your right toes. Return to starting position and repeat on the other side. Keep your core engaged, your hips stable, and maintain good form.
3. Reverse Crunches
Lie down on a mat, legs bent, feet flat on the floor, hands under your buttocks or by your sides. Raise your legs, bringing your knees to your chest, then curl your hips off the floor, lifting your lower back and hips. Slowly come back down and repeat.
4. Gluteal bridge toe touches
Start by lying down on a mat. Bend your knees with your feet flat on the floor. Now form a bridge position with your hips off the ground. Now extend your right leg upwards and touch your left toe with your right hand. Return to starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Repeat and alternate. Remember to engage your core and glutes.
The health coach recommends doing each exercise for 40 seconds and taking a 20-second break between sets.
Stop Believing These Abs Workout Myths
Whether you are doing this abdominal workout to burn belly fat and get a sculpted abdomen, or another, you must follow these things without fail.
1. Abdominal training only works if you do it in the morning
Do you think you can only build a dream body by working out in the morning? While it’s good to train in the morning, it doesn’t necessarily mean that working out at any other time won’t get you results. The key is not timing but consistency. Exercising at least 3 or 4 days a week can help you reach your fitness goals.
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2. Doing multiple reps is more important than good form.
Yes, it is important to do a set number of reps and sets to achieve your fitness goals. However, it’s not about the number of reps you do, it’s about the quality of your form. “Slow, controlled movements that focus on the muscle-mind connection can yield better results than mindlessly speeding up your routine,” Parikh writes.
3. Exercise Alone Will Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals
No. Just exercising won’t help. You must have heard a thousand times that the best way to achieve your fitness goals is to combine healthy eating with physical activity. If you want strong, defined abs, you need to eat a diet high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
With these things in mind and with consistency, you can achieve your fitness goals. So what are you waiting for? Move now!