Summer’s just around the corner and soon enough you shall have to bid farewell to those layers of winter clothing that could easily hide your not so flat belly. While it is a matter of concern, it’s not that grave a situation either where you worry and find no solutions.
Getting flat abs is quite easy if you follow a routine and work out regularly. With the workout routine mentioned below, you can sport a flat stomach in just 8 weeks and show yourself off in that sexy swimwear you’ve kept hidden in your closet since a long-long time.
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It is imperative that you set a goal and deadline for yourself whenever you start a workout regime. So in a diary or notebook, note down the following details
Goal Of The Workout: To build a firm and flat abdomen
Deadline For The Goal: End of 8th week (You could note down the date when the 8th week ends from the date you plan to start)
Workout Frequency: 4 days a week (You could select the days you plan to work out on and write them down)
Equipment Required For The Workout
You shall need a pair of light weight dumbbells for this workout routine. While you could borrow them from a friend, you could also invest in a pair. Ensure that they can be easily lifted without straining your back or arms.
On each of the days that you have chosen to work out, start with a few warm up stretching exercises for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
Lie facing down. Rest on your knees and elbows with your palms facing down. Now push off your body upwards raising up off your knees onto your toes and resting on your elbows.
Keeping your back straight, pull in your belly and contract it as far as possible. Hold yourself in this position for as long as you can. Aim for a minute and repeat sets 2-3 times.
Dumbbell Side Bends
Grasp the dumbbells in both your hands and stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Now comfortably bend your trunk to the right and hold yourself in the position for 2 to 3 seconds. Exhale while doing so. Straighten up while inhaling. Now repeat on the left side. Do 2 – 3 sets with 10 – 20 repetitions.
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Lie down on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Hold your hands across your chest but not resting on it.
Now keeping your legs and feet stationary slowly lift your upper body till your head is at the same level as your knee. Exhale while doing so and hold yourself in the position for a few seconds. Release and roll back down to the starting position. Repeat 10 – 20 times and do 2 – 3 sets.
Perform a set of cardio exercises each day for 20 – 30 minutes. Cardio exercises could range from walking to running to biking or even swimming.
Choose the ones that you enjoy the most to prevent giving up on the routine.
Finish off with 5 – 10 minutes of stretching exercises.