Shenrina Badri
1 minute read
26 Sep 2017
3:40 pm

Try these exercises for a flat stomach

Shenrina Badri

With summer on its way, these exercises for a flat stomach will be worthwhile.

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Exercise 1

Begin by lying face down on the floor – you can support your upper body using your elbows, forearms as well as your hands. Gradually raise the remainder of your body off the floor until you are on your toes.  Now, keep your body straight and hold this position for as long as it is comfortable. Thereafter, gently lower yourself back into starting position and relax.

You can repeat this routine for as many times as you are comfortable.

Exercise 2

Start by lying on the left side of your body – support your upper body using your left elbow, forearm as well as hand. Your elbow should be directly under your shoulder. Now, gently raise the remainder of your body off the floor – only your forearm and feet should be touching the floor. Note that you can use your other arm to balance yourself.

You can repeat this routine for as many times as you are comfortable before doing the same on the other side of your body.

Experiencing discomfort?

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.

Get a physical trainer

If you do not know where to start or how to put a suitable workout routine together for yourself, seek the assistance of a physical trainer. There may be many available at your local gym.

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.

Source: Prevention.com

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