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Get Flat, Toned Abs With This Workout!

Get Flat, Toned Abs With This Workout!

We all love a flat tummy! Determination alone won’t do the trick as the right techniques are just as important. Here are six moves to sculpt and build strong core muscles, and get toned, sexy abs - perfect to show off during the summer or anytime of the year!

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Before we proceed, check out our top 5 tips for a flat tummy (hint: it takes more than hundreds of crunches). These exercises will work your rectus and transverse abdominus (read six-pack muscles!), your obliques (the muscles that run diagonally along the sides of your torso) and your other muscles, too! So, c’mon, fire up those abs – aim for 2 to 3 reps of this workout and say goodbye to those love handles!

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Plank

Target muscle groups: Abdominal, back, hip muscles and obliques.

  • Start in a push up position - face down, elbows bent and feet shoulder width apart.
  • Hold your body in a straight line from head to feet and tighten your abs, pulling your belly button towards your spine.
  • Hold for 30 seconds without letting your hips drop and breathe.

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Side Plank

Target muscle groups: Abdominal, back, hip muscles, obliques, glutes, quads and hamstrings.

  • Lie down on your side, with your legs stacked on top of each other. Place your elbow directly beneath your shoulders.
  • Lift your body off the floor, by pressing your forearm into the floor, and the side of your feet.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds without letting your hips drop and repeat on the other side.

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Crossover Mountain Climber

Target muscle groups: Upper arm, shoulders, abdominal, back muscles, glutes and quads.

  • Begin in a plank position, exhale as you draw your right knee to your opposite elbow.
  • Inhale as you repeat with the other knee.
  • Do this for 30 seconds.

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Criss Cross

Target muscle groups: Abdominal muscles and obliques.

  • Lie on your back, legs up and knees bent to form a step shape.
  • Put your hands behind your head with your elbows out to the sides.
  • Exhale as you draw your right knee to your left elbow until they touch, straightening out your left leg as you do, keeping it off the floor. Hold this position for 1-2 seconds.
  • Inhale as you slowly lower your upper body back to the mat and repeat with the other side.
  • Keep your movements slow and controlled and do 15 reps.

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V-Sit

Target muscle groups: Abdominal, upper back muscles, quads and hamstrings.

  • Sit tall with your feet extended on the floor.
  • Tighten your abs, pull your belly button towards your spine and roll your shoulders back.
  • Lean your torso slightly back while keeping your back straight, exhale as lift your feet towards the ceiling and hold for 1-2 seconds.
  • Inhale as you slowly lower your feet to the floor.
  • Keep your movements slow and controlled and do 15 reps.

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Carina Lipold

Written by: Carina Lipold

Carina Lipold is passionate about helping people achieve a life endowed with health and happiness. Born with an autoimmune disease, her fascination in this field began as a child and she has pursued it ever since, making a difference in many lives. Equipped with immense knowledge and expertise, Carina helps people around the globe to achieve their personal health & wellness goals through coaching and workshops for individuals, and helping spas to provide nurturing wellness facilities.

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