You can't get a flat and sexy stomach in a week. To get a flat stomach, you need to combine an appropriate eating plan with a comprehensive workout program. You should see some results in a week, such as reduced stomach fat and tighter abdominal muscles. Persist with your exercise program, and you should get a flat and sexy stomach in time.
A Cautionary Tale
Don't focus solely on abdominal exercises. The American Council on Exercise warns that such exercises don't reduce fat from your stomach. You can't spot reduce fat from targeted body parts with specific exercises.
Burn That Fat, Baby
Burn stomach fat with high intensity interval training. This involves short bursts of intense activity with periods of recovery. For example, after a short warm-up, sprint for one minute, then jog for two minutes. Repeat the sprint and jog sequence 10 times. According to a study reported in the September 2011 issue of "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise," HIIT can increase your ability to burn fat up to 14 hours after exercise.
Rev up Your Metabolism
Resistance training increases your lean muscle mass, which increases your metabolism in the long-term, helping you burn stomach fat at rest. Do exercises that focus on your major muscle groups. Do three sets of 10 to 15 reps per exercise.
Tight Sexy Abs
Tone your abs with effective exercises. According to an ACE-sponsored study, crunches on an exercise ball ranks among the top three abdominal exercises. Do three sets of 15 to 20 reps.
Eat fewer simple carbohydrates that cause you to store fat on your stomach. These include sugar, candy, donuts and packaged foods such as breakfast cereals. Eat more vegetables, fruits and small amounts of whole grains such as spelt and brown rice.
- American Council on Exercise: So, You Want To Spot Reduce? Here's How
- American Council on Exercise: High Intensity Interval Training
- American Council on Exercise: American Council on Exercise (ACE)-sponsored Study Reveals Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises
- Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise: A 45-Minute Vigorous Exercise Bout Increases Metabolic Rate for 14 Hours.
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