Are you ready to get nice flat abs? I am going to show you the four moves to get nice flat abs. I’m going to give you different variations so you can follow along at your pace.
Come on down to the floor. I’ve got a mat here but you can do it on the ground, in the grass, even at your living room carpet. So, make sure that your hands are underneath your elbows and the elbows are underneath the shoulders.
Take a minute to really align because a lot of people keep their elbows out or there are different weird variations of your arms. And you want to make sure you can squeeze those triceps together and really get nice flat arms because the straighter your arms, the more stability you’re going to have.
We’re going to do a variation of plank for our first move and you’re just going to roll your toes under so that you can lift up in to plank. If you don’t want to do the full plank, just start with your knees on the ground. And we’re just going to go down and up.
So, if you’re on plank, you’re going to go down and up. Once you have that, we’re going to hold. This is where you really get your core engaged. So, if your hips are sinking down, your core is not engaged, right?
You want to squeeze those hips up, engage your core. You should feel it on all sides of your core. Taking slow deep breaths, and one more time deep inhale and exhale. Okay, very well!
Now, for your next move, we’re going to come down onto your arms. So, your forearms are going to offer a different level of stability in your core. Make sure that you have as much stability on your forearms as possible.
Again, you can always come down on to your knees and just work on building up from here. So, wherever you are, you’re going to lift up and make sure you don’t have a saggy butt.
Squeeze your butt. Engage your core and breathe for three slow breaths. This is where you can imagine that you’re eliminating all that belly fat. Your core is getting tighter. This is what’s going to show those nice trim abs, nice flat belly. One more inhale and exhale, very well.
Now, you can come down on your belly and rest for a few breaths. And when you’re ready to come back, we’re going to do a variation of moving between plank and forearm plank. Okay.
This one is more advance. So, if you need to stay on your knees, stay on your knees. I’m going to lift up, squeeze my core. Inhale and then exhale, come down on your arm and then down on the left arm, coming back through the left, back to the right, that’s one.
So, let’s come down, down, up, up, down, down, up, up. Other way, starting with your left down, right down, left up, right up. Oh, yeah, I’m really feeling it. Make sure you’re squeezing your core because this is actually what’s chiselling away that belly fat and this is going to get you
a nice flat abs. Okay, come on down. Woohoo! I feel that one. Okay.
So, now for your third move, we’re going to do something that’s called pulsing plank. And wherever you are, if you’re in the knee variation, this is going to go down and pulse. Down and pulse.
For the full plank variation, you’re going to down and pulse, down and pulse. It’s almost like a push up but you’re actually using your core to come down and pull it back. Okay, let’s just do three more, woohoo! I’m starting to sweat. You know, you love it. Keep going. And that’s your third move.
Okay. I’m really feeling it all in the front of my core. Remember your core is the front as well as the side and even your back muscles. The entire abdominal area is your core, right?
So, we’re going to do a side plank and this is going to really strengthen those side oblique muscles. So, the variation with your knee down, you can just – even holding here, I’m really engaging the side of my core in order to support myself. If you’d like to go in to full side plank, you’re going to roll onto your side of your foot and hold here.
Now, just like we did the side pulses where you did the pulses on the front, we’re just going to pulse here. So, 1, 2, 3, 4, one more, and 5. Now, I’m just going to rock over onto the other side.
Remember, you can always drop that knee down if you need this variation and just holding here, you’re learning how to engage that core and finding that stability. Make sure your triceps is still squeezing in so that you got that nice straight arm.
We’re going to pulse five times here, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. It feels so good. Take a minute. Stretch it out. Go to child’s pose. You can really lengthen the side of the core. Nice slow deep breath, one more and exhaling.
Alright, so remember you don’t have to do sit ups in order to get nice flat abs. You can use these moves and more and keep it fun. Keep it interesting. It’s all about looking great in your bikini, feeling confident in your body and believing that you deserve it.
You can also watch this video HERE to learn how to get nice flat abs fast and easily without the need to do any sit-ups.
By Andrea Albright, she is an exercise specialist, fitness and weight loss expert and creator of the My Bikini Butt program. This is a step-by-step guide for losing weight while shaping and toning the lower body trouble areas like your legs, butt, hips and thighs.
This program can significantly reduce cellulite and is designed to work in just 28 days without starvation diets, giving up your favourite foods, or killing yourself at the gym.
To find out more about this program, click on My Bikini Butt