1 week ago
SIX TIPS FOR FLAT ABS
1️⃣Improve Your Posture
Poor posture is a huge issue for many people. If you slouch your stomach will pooch out.
For better posture while standing, align your ears over your shoulders, shoulders over hips, hips over knees, and knees over ankles. Draw your navel to your spine and keep your weight even on the balls and heels.
2️⃣Think Whole-Body Exercise
When it comes to abdominal strength, you shouldn't train the body in isolation. It's a misconception that doing a thousand crunches will get you a flat stomach. You have to see the abs as 360-degree core and by working the entire body.
3️⃣Examine Your Diet
If you have abdominal fat you can have great ab strength and great posture, but you won't have a flat abdominal or a six-pack. You have to change your diet and increase your energy output. You need to burn off more calories than you take in to reduce body fat.
4️⃣Props Are Optional
Stability balls and Bosu balls, straps etc. are not necessary to achieve flat abs. Props are wonderful, and they may help you work your core more readily, elevate you to a different level or simply mix it up, but you don't need them to meet your fitness goals.
5️⃣Take Things Slow
There are no fast fixes, even the promised quick fixes end up being temporary. It's a goal and you have to plan on a slow and steady progression.
6️⃣Set Realistic Goals
Though it's not an excuse to explain away a soft midsection, nor is the excuse of poor genes. Set realistic expectations and be consistent and patient.
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