Unlike what a lot of women mistakenly believe, achieving a flat belly doesn’t have to be a difficult task – nor something that will put a hole in your pocket like signing up for an expensive gym membership or splurging on fancy diet food and drinks.
All you need are these belly exercises that will help you get on your way to the flat stomach that you’ve always dreamed of. And what’s amazing about them is they’re really simple yet very effective. So if you’re looking to grab that dream abs soon, here are the workouts to take note of…
1. The Leg Clutch
Start by lying flat on your back. Lift your legs and slowly align your feet with your belly as much as you can. It’s okay if you can’t extend your legs fully for now. You will get used to it if you do this exercise regularly. Hold this position for as long as you can. You will know that you’re doing it right if you feel a bit of strain on your belly. Put your legs down when you can’t hold it anymore. Repeat for 5 to 7 minutes.
2. The Modified Plank
Start by lying on the floor face down, supported by your forearms and knees. Slowly move your legs backward until your body is lifted off the floor. Make sure to keep your knees and back straight for maximum effect. Hold this position for as long as you can. You will feel the burn in your belly area in no time.
3. The Reach
Start with your back on the floor. Lift your legs in an “L” shape and try reaching your feet with your hands for as long as you are able to. Remember to keep your head flat as you’re doing it. This workout effectively activates the core muscles in your stomach while improving lower body strength.
4. The Wall Squat
This workout is perhaps the easiest of them all in this list. Lean on a wall while standing. Using the wall as a guide, slide your body down until you are almost in a crouching position. The challenge here is to keep your back as straight as you can the whole time. You will feel your belly muscles stretch when you do this right.
5. The Bicycle
With your back straight on the floor, lift your legs until they are in an “L” shape. Move them as if you were pedaling a bicycle. You are not allowed to move your head and arms while doing this to focus the intensity on the abdominal muscles.