Dieting or performing crunches cannot give you a flat stomach.
You need to know the right kind of exercises to get your stomach into shape. Stomach exercises strengthen your stomach muscle but you also need to get rid of the fat surrounding the stomach muscles.
Cardio exercises are a great workout option, to get a flat stomach. Cardio exercises increase your heart rate thus raising your metabolism. These exercise burn the fat-stored all over the body. Anything that gets your heart rate high will come under cardio exercises.
A simple brisk walk, running, dancing, swimming and cycling all increase your heart rate. These exercises can be easily done at home, out in the open or in the gym. If you are a beginner, start doing these exercises at a slow pace and for a smaller duration and then slowly increase the speed and time.
A 40 minute workout done 3 times a week will work wonders on your body.
Crunches for the upper abs
Abdominal crunches done on an exercise ball not only strengthens the abs but also stimulates the muscle in the entire abdominal region. To do this, you have to sit on the exercise ball with your feet resting flat on the ground.
Allow the ball to roll back slowly and slowly move back so that your thighs and torso are parallel to the ground.Now raise your torso slowly up to 45 degrees. This contracts the abdominal muscles. These types of crunches deliver excellent results and all that you need here is an exercise ball.
Cycling for the lower abs
Bicycle exercise targets your rectus abdominus (the lower part of the abdomen) and the waist. It also works on your spine and keeps it stronger and healthy. You don’t need anything extra to perform this exercise. All you require is a flat surface to lie down on.
To do this exercise, lie down flat on the ground and press your lower back on the ground. Hold your hands behind the head. Bring the knees closer to the chest at an angle of 45 degrees and do a bicycle pedal movement. Bring your right elbow to left knee and vice versa.
If you’re regular with these three easy exercises you’re sure to have a flatter stomach within weeks.