Workout tricks to get a flat tummy!
A flat, sexy tummy is every woman’s dream. Summer is coming and you are determined to have stronger leaner abs. But, don’t waste your time training the wrong way and with the wrong exercises. Toning this area of the body is a common fitness resolution and the good news is that doesn’t have to be boring.
So, whether you are just looking to set an overall fitness goal for 2018 or you are preparing for a beach vacation, there are a lot of ways to improve your tummy.
Here we tell you how to avoid common mistakes and give you 5 true steps for revealing your abs, that will improve your posture, boost your confidence, and bring an overall positive change in your personality. Let’s begin!
1. Incorporate more Cardio or High -Intensity Interval Training:
Anna Kaiser, celebrity trainer and the founder of AKT In Motion, who works out with super-toned celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelly Ripa – says, one of the biggest mistakes that people make when they are trying to tone abs is going crazy with the crunches, if not done correctly this can hurt your back or your neck.
“A series of jump squats will do more for your ab definition than 1000 crunches”, she explains. Instead, you might want to up your cardio, but not necessarily go running. Kaiser says, High- Intensity Interval Training is a better option, which includes plyometrics.
2. Perfect the Plank:
Looking for an addition to your crunch-less, fast-abs, workout routine? Try a Plank! It’s hard not to break a sweat when you are in the key position. “There is absolutely no way you can perform a plank, without recruiting your abdominal muscles”, Kaiser explains.
To make sure this position doesn’t get stale or boring, Kaiser explains you can mix it up by modifying them with variations, like the side-plank or planks with an alternative tap out.
3, Focus on Full Body:
Don’t go to the gym, with the mindset that you are only going to pay attention to your abs, as Kaiser says, it’s not possible to spot-train just one area. “It’s about shedding inches, overall”, she says.
Look for routines that work your entire body. “The more you challenge your body overall, the fastest you will see your definition improve”, says Kaiser.
4. Cut Sugar and Alcohol to tone the bottom of your belly:
Think twice about indulging in an after-work cocktail or a sugary snack. If you are looking to tone your abs, in a very short amount of time, it’s best to leave these things out of your diet.
“Cutting out sugar and excess alcohol, will automatically make a huge difference for the belly bulge”, says Kaiser.
5. Watch your Diet:
Believe it or not, Kaiser says, what you eat is even more important than your workout regimen.
If that’s not a reason to shape up your meal plan, we don’t know what is.
She suggests cutting sugar, focusing on natural foods, and veggie foods with lots of protein and fiber, as well as drinking lots of water. Protein will help you build lean muscles as well as burn body fat.
By Yolanda Rosales G. de Al-Baiz.