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Everyday ways that will help you to flatten your abs

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The following ways our everyday ways which will help you to get flat abs. If you want to achieve six-pack abs, these are the ways which will help you to achieve that.

Work on your core as you commute

While you commute from one place to another, you can work on your core. You probably spend at least 1 to 2 hours every day while commuting to your work and back to your home. You can use this time to work on your core and get the flat abs that you always wanted. You can perform some isometric contractions while you are in the bus, train or Metro. First, pull your abs in and contract without holding your breath. Hold them for a few seconds and then release. If you continue to do this while traveling, it will have compounding effect on your abs and you will get a flat stomach. Do it at least for 10 minutes at one stretch.

Stretch at your desk

Since most of the working people sit at their desks for considerable time, they can always use the time to stretch a little bit. There are some seated rotations which you can perform. Hold a full water bottle, a small hand weight or a paperweight between both hands. Sit up tall and keep the heats and knees forward. Now slowly rotate the bottle from one side of your body to the other side. While doing this, you should concentrate on contracting your oblique. If you squeeze the weight while rotating, it will also engage your chest and it will help you to work on the chest muscles. It is like getting to benefits from the same exercise with a little bit of modification.

Leg lifts in line

If you were standing in a line, instead of wasting your time you can use it to flatten your abs. A few leg lifts will definitely help your abs. Stand with your feet 2 to 3 inches apart and now and gauge your abdominal muscles to ensure that your spine is stable and straight. Lift one of your legs 3 to 6 inches off the ground and balance on the other leg. Hold this position for 10 to 15 seconds before changing legs. Ensure that you are not swaying from one side to another while performing this exercise. Now change the legs and perform the same exercise with the other leg. Always perform an equal number of repetitions for each leg.

Side bends before lunch

Before you consume your lunch, doing a few side bends will help you to get a flat stomach. First, stand-up and reach the arms overhead then press palms together and keep your arms straight. Stretch out and then lean to the right. Go as low as possible for you. Come back to the standing position and then lean back to the other side. You should repeat this for 30 to 60 seconds. You can do this at home or also in your office. Initially, it may feel and look a little strange but looking at the benefits, it should be fine with you because it will help you to get the six-pack abs that you always wanted.

Exercise before bed

Before you go to bed and retire for the day, you can perform a simple exercise which will help you to achieve flat abs. Lie down on the floor on your back. Slowly bring your right leg up towards the ceiling while lifting your left arm. Now cross your leg over your body so your toes touch your fingertips. Lower and repeat the same exercise with your left leg and your right arm.

References

1. Firm And Flatten Your Abs
2. 10-minute abs workout
3. Flattening The ‘Mummy Tummy’