Happy #TipTuesday everyone! Christmas Week is in full swing! I love seeing all of the decorations this time of year. So BEAUTIFUL!
The #1 question I get asked all the time is how to get a flat tummy? I do pride myself on a strong core and I know truly what works, the tried and true, because I have personally been through all the stages us women go through, such as having babies and issues with menopause.
My advice: Keep it SIMPLE. Crunches are one of the key exercises for working on the entire front of your tummy (the rectus abdominus). Crunches are simple but effective and can be done by most everyone, regardless of their level of fitness — but if you aren’t doing them correctly, you won’t get the rock-hard results you want!
Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor, arms behind your head, and lower back pressed firmly into the floor. Tighten and contract your abdominal muscles and slowly lift your shoulders off the floor, exhaling as your crunch. Slowly return your shoulders to the floor and repeat. Begin with one set of 8 to 12 reps and gradually progress to two sets of 8 to 12 reps.
Getting a flat belly is a 3 prong attack: Eat healthy, get your cardio in and focused exercises to strengthen your core. Besides the crunch another great one is the plank.. Pull up and in your abs!
Love always from Your Personal Trainer,