18.Sep.2012 The Best Flat Stomach Exercises for a Sexy Midsection

Here are some great flat stomach exercises in addition to my best abdominal exercises and ab crunches.

Static Jumps

1. Get down into the pushup position, with arms shoulder width apart.

2. Jump both your feet forward so that they land between your hands.

3. Kick back again into the pushup position and repeat.

4. Static jumps are among the best abdominal exercises because they not only flatten your stomach, but they also work your legs and arms, creating close to a full body exercise.

Tip:Exhale when you jump your feet, inhale when you go back. Do as many reps as you can.


Every movement in a Pilates workout will work the stomach muscles either directly or indirectly. Either take a class at your gym, or burn fat with Pilates DVDs at home. Pilates is one of the best flat stomach exercises.

Mountain Climbers Twist

1. Get down into the push-up position and keep your arms straight, with balls of your feet on the floor.

2. Tighten your core.

3. Slowly lift your right knee up towards your left arm, then back down to the starting position.

4. Do the other side, bring your left knee up to your right arm, and alternate legs.

5. Do a set of 10, which is 5 on each side. As you progress, do more repetitions and jack up the intensity (with leg weights if you have them).

Tips: Keep breathing, breathe in when you extend and blow out when you crunch in. Keep your upper body stable, the twist comes from your hip and core, not your shoulders.

Lying Leg Raise

1. Grab an exercise mat and lie flat on your back. Wedge your hands under your butt for support.

2. Putting your body weight on your forearms/hands underneath you, slightly raise your shoulders and feet off the floor while keeping a slight bend in your knees.

3. Using your abs, raise your legs to approx. 30 degrees. Keep the rest of your body steady.

4. Then slowly lower your legs back to the starting position (don’t let them touch the floor).

5. Repeat until you complete your reps.

Tips:Keep your lower back on the floor and your neck stable. Inhale when you lower, exhale when you lift.

The Bird Dog

1. Use an exercise mat. Get down on your hands and knees, with your hands directly underneath your shoulders, and knees directly below your hips. Keep your back flat during the entire exercise.

2. Slowly kick out your left leg backwards and bring your right arm forwards. Your lifted limbs should be parallel to the floor. Hold for 5-10 seconds, then bring them back to the starting position.

3. Repeat the movement with the opposite leg and arm. Do 5-10 repetitions.

Tips: Keep breathing steadily and keep your back straight.

Ab Wheel Exercise

1. Kneel down on an exercise mat.

2. Hold the wheel with both hands directly below your shoulders, keeping your arms straight.

3. Slowly roll the wheel forward as far as you can go keeping good form. Your back should never arch, that means you overextended the movement

4. Then tighten your abs and use that strength to roll backward into the starting position.

5. Do 5-10 receptions.

Want your stomach muscles to show up? In addition to flat stomach exercises to build muscle, you need to BURN THE FAT that is covering your stomach muscles. The best way to burn belly fat is a combination of changing your eating habits and doing
fat burning exercises.

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