At-home workout: 6 exercises for women that show you how to get a flat stomach fast
1. Start with your forearms resting on the ball, knees on the floor and your elbows under your shoulders.
2. Lift up on to your toes, breathe out and extend your arms to roll the ball away from you, keeping your belly button tucked in.
3. Pause and, as you inhale, bend your arms and roll the ball back to the start position.
Short of time? Here's the one flat tummy move every woman needs
1. Start in the press-up position, with your hands resting on the floor and your shins resting on the ball.
2. Breathe out and pull your knees in towards your chest, rolling the ball towards your torso.
3. Breathe out and extend your legs and the ball back to the start position.
Keep it simple with these easy flat stomach exercises
1. Sit on the ball. Now walk your feet out until your upper back and shoulders are resting on the ball and your body is in a bridge position. Extend your arms above your head and clasp your hands together.
2. Keep your hips up and breathe out as you rotate your arms to the left.
3. Breathe in as you rotate back to the centre, then repeat to your right.
Too tricky? Try these 6 simple tummy tightening exercises instead
1. Start in the press-up position with your shins resting on the ball and your core muscles engaged.
2. Keeping your legs straight, breathe out while rolling the ball towards your hands and lift up your bottom.
3. As you roll the ball back away from you to the start position, remember to keep your legs as straight as possible.
Got the Swiss ball? Here's 4 more great tone-up moves
1. Lie on your side, propped on your elbow with your legs and hip resting on the floor.
2. Resting your weight on your forearm, lift your hip off the floor, breathing out.
3. Keep your tummy muscles engaged and lower back down. Repeat as many times as possible, then switch to the other side. To advance, hold your top arm straight, with a dumbbell in your hand.
Mix up your flat stomach workout with more core strength exercises here
1.Lie on your back on the floor with your arms at your sides, legs out straight and your feet raised about 30cm off the ground.
2. Breathe in and bring your knees in towards your chest.
3. Extend your legs back out to the start position, breathing out as you do so and keeping your core muscles engaged.
Now try the 30-minute abs toning workout for a flat stomach - guaranteed!
I'm confused - are the midriff honer and the muffin-top buster supposed to be the same?
Also, the picture of the muffin-top buster looks like the side planks exercise (total tummy toner)
Posted: 25/10/2010 at 13:00
Posted: 25/10/2010 at 14:39
Hi, I like the idea of incorporating this routine into my work out - can you please give an idea of suggested reps and sets?
Posted: 09/01/2011 at 13:49
What's classed as "light weights" I want to do the workouts in the FITNESS bit of this months mag but it just says dumbbells??? Thanks
Posted: 03/02/2011 at 11:36
Posted: 06/04/2011 at 08:45
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