We all want toned and flat stomach. No bumps while standing or sitting upright. To get it, many women still rely on crunches. In fact it turns out crunches are not the most effective abs exercises.
“Crunches work only to the muscles on the front and sides of your stomach. To get a flat stomach is important to target practice in all parts of the core muscles including the lower back, hips, and upper thighs,” said Lou Schuler, co-author of The New Rules of Lifting for Abs.
To get rid of belly fat, Schuler recommends a series of core exercises are based on appropriate training programs. “The core exercises to stabilize the spine and pelvis so that you can avoid back pain while improving posture” Schuler said. ” This exercise also burns more calories than crunches because more muscles are trained. ”
1. Side Plank
How to Do It:
- Lie on your left side with your elbows directly under your shoulders and feet stacked. Place your right hand on the left shoulder or hip.
- Hold your stomach and lift your hips off the floor until you balance your arms and legs so that your body forms a diagonal line. Hold for 30 to 45 seconds. If you can not hold that long, lasting as long as you can and then repeat until you have been able to survive for 30 seconds .
- Switch sides and repeat.