Of course, the most effective way to get a flat stomach is to lose weight. But fat can be both distributed and lost unevenly. It often turns out that the stomach, sides, and thighs are the most problematic areas. Especially after pregnancy, regaining a flat, toned stomach can be quite difficult. Exercise is a great addition to any diet.
This exercise puts maximum stress on the rectus abs muscle.
- Lie on your back and press your lower back to the floor.
- You can also bend your knees and raise your legs so that your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and the angle between your thigh and shin is 90 degrees.
- Gently clasp your hands behind your head, straighten your elbows. Do not clench your fingers forcefully or try to press your elbows to your head.
- As you exhale, begin to twist the upper body, aiming your chin towards the pubic bone, consistently lifting your head, neck and shoulders from the floor, without lifting your shoulder blades. At the top point, take a short pause of 1-2 seconds and, while inhaling, return to the starting position.
- Make sure to keep your chin up and don’t press it against your neck. Imagine that you have an apple jammed there.
Repeat 15-25 times.