- A good diet, adequate exercise, and good genes can give you flat abs.
- While no one is born with a perfect midsection, some lifestyle changes can make your stomach flatter.
- Staying hydrated can prevent water retention that may cause a bloated stomach.
A lot of people who work out want to have a flat stomach. If you’re one of them, read on for some tips to help you get a flatter stomach quickly.
1. Understand your anatomy
Learn all about the muscles in your abdominal area. Understanding how these muscles work will allow you to plan an abdominal workout that you can do for 10-15 minutes a day for at least three times a week. These exercises should work your torso’s internal and external obliques, as well as your rectus abdominis, or the abs muscle that runs down the middle of your midsection and defines your six-pack.
2. Engage your core
Try to engage your transversus abdominis, or that deep layer of the abdominal muscle, as you perform your daily activities. You should feel like there’s a corset around your midsection. Make sure to breathe normally still.
3. Stand up
If your work requires you to sit for long hours, make sure to stand and contract your abdominal muscles. Also, make sure to have a good posture when you stand to promote a strong core, which will encourage good posture. Good posture also makes you look taller, and your stomach look flatter.
4. Do stability training
To turn a bicep exercise into a core workout, stand on an unstable surface like a wobble board while doing the exercise. This makes you use your abdominal muscles for balance while you work your arms.
5. Boost Your NEAT
Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT), are random daily activities that can help you burn off excess belly fat.
6. Add HIIT
High-intensity interval training burns more calories by maximizing your post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) or “afterburn,” helping you burn more calories even after completing your workout.
7. Lift weights
Lifting weights helps you build and shape your muscles, boost your workouts’ overall effectiveness, and help maintain a healthy metabolism. As a general rule, you must lift weights 70% to 80% of your maximum resistance, or the most weight you can lift in one repetition, to build and shape your muscles.
8. Stay hydrated
Proper hydration can keep you energized and active, and reduce bloating from water retention. Avoid drinks that are high in calories, such as sports drinks and sweetened drinks.
9. Dress according to your body type
Know your body type so you know what kind of clothes can make you look leaner and your stomach flatter.
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