Flat Tummy Fix

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Ishu Kler Creative

By: Preet Bains

We all strive for that flat toned stomach, especially if it’s just in time for a wedding and honeymoon (wink).  This simple core workout includes four exercises that don’t even require you to step into a gym! Follow daily for at least 12 weeks to strengthen and tone your upper and lower abs, obliques and waist.

Plank Photo: Ishu Kler Creative

PLANK

  1. Start on the floor on your hand and knees.
  2. Lower your forearms to the floor and elbows positioned under your shoulders, and your hands shoulder-width apart.
  3. Step your feet one at a time.
  4. Maintain a straight line from heels through the top of your head.
  5. Tighten your core and the goal is to hold for 60 seconds.

 

Side Plank Photo: Ishu Kler Creative


SIDE PLANK

  1. Lie on the side with the upper foot stacked right on top of the lower foot.
  2. Place the elbow directly in line under your shoulder.
  3. Lift your hips so that they form a straight line from your feet straight up through the middle of your neck.
  4. Don’t let your hips or shoulders tip forward or back. Keep them aligned with the top side of the hip directly over the bottom hip.
  5. Tighten your core and the goal is to hold for 60 seconds.

 

V-Sit Photo: Ishu Kler Creative


V-Sit

  1. Lie flat on your back and bend at your waist
  2. Lift your legs and chest up so that they form a V.
  3. If you don’t have a medicine ball, place your arms beside you in the air.
  4. Tighten your core, make sure your chest is up and shoulders are back.
  5. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.

 

Scissor Kick Photo: Ishu Kler Creative


Horizontal Scissor Kick

  1. Lie down on your back with your hands on your side.
  2. Pick your feet up off the ground.
  3. Bring your right foot over your left and then alternate your left foot over your right foot.
  4. Alternate back and forth so that it looks like a scissor motion.
  5. Tighten your core, goal is to do this exercise for 60 seconds.