Ah, the highly coveted yet illusive flat tummy.
I bet if you are reading this you are thinking that you could never have flat abs or look like the chick in this picture. But you are wrong! It can happen.
The truth is flat abs for women can be done if you do just 2 things:
- Learn the correct things you need to do to get a flat tummy.
- Execute those things you learned.
Here is everything you need to know to get strong, flat abs, and more importantly, see them!
1. Stop eating the foods that are making you fat.
Immediately stop eating all fast food, fried foods, processed foods, foods high in saturated fat, trans fat, foods with refined sugar and flour, foods in a box, bag, or can.
If you cut out these foods I assure you that you will immediately lose belly fat. Not only are these foods destructive to your health but they only add to your waist line.
Focus on eating veggies, fruits, 100% whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats.
2. Do some form of variable intensity cardio intervals.
Research shows that variable intensity cardio intervals are superior to long, slow cardio when it comes to fat loss.
If you are walking on the treadmill at the gym slow enough to yap with your friend on the next treadmill over then you are going to slow. Ramp up the intensity so you can start to sweat, otherwise you are really wasting your time.
Try alternating jogging for 2 minutes with fast walking for 1 minute. If the jogging speed doesn’t make you sweat than speed up the pace until you feel like you are working harder.
3. Do bodyweight training workouts for home.
Doing exercises for your abs that stabilize and strengthen the core and use the entire body is the most effective method of resistance training for a flat tummy.
Now if you are someone who loves crunches and can’t get enough of them then this is not the best workout for you.
The truth is crunches don’t give you a flat stomach. In fact, recent studies show that they may be doing more harm to your back then benefit to your waistline.
Replace crunches with bodyweight training exercises such as the plank, side plank, stability ball rollouts, and mountain climbers.
Follow those three rules and you will be well on your way to a flatter stomach.