Top 5 ab exercises for a flat stomach

Top 5 ab exercises for a flat stomach

All of these can be done in the comfort of your own home, so you have no excuses!

Try a circuit of these exercises, rest for 20 seconds in between exercises and try for 3 rounds!

  • Plank
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Place your forearms on the ground, hands should be shoulder width apart, with your elbows aligned under your shoulders.

Maintain a straight line from your heels through to the top of your head.

Tighten your abs and hold. Beginners try 30 seconds, intermediate 45 seconds and advanced 1 minute holds.

https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/plank

  • Crunch

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Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, about hip width apart.

Hold your hands by your head, elbows out to the sides and tilt your chin slightly.

Suck your abs in and bring your neck and shoulder blades off the floor, then slowly lower back down!

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Beginners try 10 repetitions, intermediate 15, and advanced 20.

https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/crunches

  • Bird dog

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Get on to all fours and tighten your abdominals.

Extend your left leg behind you whilst reaching your right arm in front of you, you should be looking at the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds.

Repeat on the other side.

 

Try this 3 x on each side!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiFNA3sqjCA

  • Scissor kicks

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Lie on your back with your arms out to your sides.

Lift both of your legs off the floor and alternate lowering each leg until it is 2-3 inches from the ground.

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Beginners try 10 reps, intermediate 15 reps and advanced 20 reps.

https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/scissor-kick

  • Reverse crunch

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Lie on your back and tighten your abs.

Using your abs, pull your knees into your chest, so that your lower back raises off the ground.

https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/reverse-crunch

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