By Amanda Weiss
Physical appearance plays a large role in our culture. One of the prime features of the models we see in advertisements is a flat belly. In fact, flat bellies are part of the standards of beauty in many societies. Therefore, people often approach physical fitness routines with goals such as being healthier and slimming their waistline. Whether you are hoping for aesthetic improvements or want to feel more in shape, you may want to tone your belly as quickly as possible. There are a variety of exercises that specifically target your core, helping you to do so. To help you create the perfect workout plan, here are 9 moves that will flatten your belly.
One of the more classic exercises that targets your core to help tone your abdominal muscles is the plank. In order to do this pose, you should start on your hands and knees, then go up into a push-up position. From there, as the name “plank” suggests, you should keep your body straight and strong. One of the most important aspects of doing so is keeping your abdominal muscles engaged. In order to reap the best benefits, you should make sure not to let your hips fall. Neither should you raise your hips up too high. You should try to hold yourself in this position for at least a minute, then do a few repetitions. As you practice this more often, you will be able to hold it for longer. There are also variations other than this straight-arm plank that you may want to try.
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