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Shenrina Badri
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9 Jul 2017
4:12 pm

Flatten your belly with these simple moves

Shenrina Badri

We bring you five exercises to get a flatter stomach.

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Hip lifts

Begin by lying on the floor or on a yoga mat (for more comfort). Keep your arms at your sides. Your palms should be rested on the floor facing downwards, whilst your legs should be raised over your hips at a 90-degree angle. Ensure that your feet are flexed.

Now gently ‘lift your hips off the floor using your core muscles while your legs are reaching towards the ceiling. Then return to the starting position’.

How many times should I repeat this exercise?

Try to repeat this exercise for about 15 times. Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

Pike and extend

This exercise is also done whilst lying on the floor, with your legs extended as in exercise above. Now, crunch up and try to reach your feet. Thereafter, bring ‘your arms back overhead while at the same time you lower your left leg towards the floor’.

Repeat the exercise, however this time lower your right leg towards the floor.

How many times should I repeat this exercise?

Try to repeat this routine for about 20 times, alternating legs as you go along.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.


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