Getting a flat tummy is the holy grail of fitness for many. Losing weight can be hard but it doesn’t have to be. And getting a flat tummy is not as hard as getting a ripped six pack. It’s pretty to be honest, lose some body fat, start exercising, cut down on the over eating, and you will get a flat stomach. But many don’t know where to begin with a program like this so I am going to give you my top 3 tips on how to start on your journey to getting a better, flatter tummy.
Tip 1: Start doing more interval work on the treadmill as compared to jogging. Jogging, over time will lead to over training, muscle loss, sore joints, and a decrease in calories being burned. Your body will adapt faster to traditional cardio as compared to sprint intervals. Also, your metabolism will go back to baseline levels after you stop exercising as compared to sprinting on the treadmill. Sprinting type of workouts whether it’s on a treadmill or an elliptical will burn more calories over a longer period of time, which in turn you will lose more fat in the process.
Tip 2: Cut out the carbs the last half of the day. By cutting out the carbs the last half of the day, you stand less a chance of them being turned into body fat. The body is more insulin sensitive in the morning so this is when you should consume most of your daily carbohydrates in the form of fruit and oatmeal. Fruit and oatmeal are optimal because they contain a ton of fiber, cancer fighting phytonutrients and are also complex meaning they will cause little release in insulin and a slow and gradual rise in blood sugar.
Tip 3: Perform 3 basic ab exercises, the plank, the leg lift and bicycles. The plank works out the deepest abdominal muscle called the transverse abdominus. This muscle sort of acts like a brace for the mid section, tightening everything and pulling everything in like a corset. The leg lifts will work the lower portion of the abdominals and the bicycles take care of the upper abdominals.
These tips are really simple but work extremely well. Try them, adapt them and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
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