Slimming our midsection is an ongoing goal for many of us. Some days, we feel bikini ready, and other days we would rather keep our stomach covered up. Whether you prefer flat or muscular abs, it takes dedication and the right combination of exercises. Our guide to how to get a flat stomach combines cardio, planks, and additional ab exercises, all designed to get results.
  • For all plank exercises, make sure to keep your core tight and roll your abs toward your spine to get the full benefit.
  • Without clean eating, your abs will stay hidden beneath a layer of fat. Look over our Top 25 Flat Belly Foods to balance exercise with eating.
  • Planks may be challenging because of the pressure on your shoulders. As you continue to do them, your shoulders will develop and become stronger.
  • Rotate the exercises to help promote growth and avoid hitting a plateau.

How To Get A Flat Stomach in 7 Moves

Equipment: yoga mat and interval timer
What to Do: Perform each exercise for 1 minute and rest for 15 seconds after. Rest 30 seconds in between rounds. Perform this exercise 3 times a week over a 30 day period for great results.
Beginner Level: 4 rounds
Intermediate and Advanced Levels: 5-6 rounds

1. Elbow to Knee Crunch

The elbow to knee crunch stabilizes your lower abs while working your upper abs. Bringing your elbows in also engages your obliques slightly.