At-Home Exercises For A Sexy, Flat Stomach

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September 10th, 2020

Whether you want a flat stomach to look good, or because it’s an excellent indicator of your health and fitness, it’s a surefire bet that it won’t happen by accident. Endless sets of crunches or following a no carb diet won’t help. You need a much more targeted, disciplined approach. 

The good news is that everyone at Warrior Babe is 100% behind you on your quest for a toned tummy! Our diet and workout advice will help you get to where you want to be – in double-quick time. You've only got to look at chief Warrior Babe Nikkiey Stott to see she is a bonafide abs expert, and you too can achieve the same Warrior Babe results.

Warrior Babe Revolution has all the get toned workouts you’ll ever need. Still, you can get a jump on your flat abs stomach mission by incorporating the following at-home exercises into your routine. 

Dedicate just 10-15 minutes every other day to these amazing midsection exercises, and you'll soon be on your way to flat abs heaven.

Seven essential flat stomach exercises

To strengthen, tone, and flatten your stomach, you need to train your abs from a multitude of directions and using a variety of exercises. There is more to a flatter stomach than doing the same old routine of sit-ups and crunches.

The following at-home essential flat abs exercises are some of the best tummy toners you can do. As an added benefit, strengthening these muscles will help stabilize your spine and pelvis, which can help reduce your risk of back pain, while boosting functional strength.

 

  1. Plank walkouts

Planks are a very popular flatter abs exercise, but, for a lot of people, they just aren’t challenging enough to be effective. If you can plank for a minute or more, it’s time to step up the intensity of your workouts.

How to do it:

  •    Stand with your feet together, hands by your sides
  •    Lean forward from your hips and place your hands on the floor
  •    Walk your hands forward until you are in the push-up position
  •    Keeping your abs tight, walk your feet up to your hands, pushing your butt into the air. Try to keep your legs straight  
  •    That’s one rep – keep going!

Make this exercise harder by starting on one leg. Swap legs rep-by-rep.

 

  1. Boat pose

Boat pose is an abs exercise from the world of yoga. Yoga is commonly associated with stretching and breathing, but a lot of yoga poses are also good for strength. This flat abs exercise will also enhance your balance. 

How to do it: 

  •    Sit on the floor with your legs bent, feet flat. Sit up and place your hands on the outside of your knees. Brace your abs and lift your chest
  •    Raise your feet off the floor and extend your legs. Lean back far enough to maintain your balance. Extend your arms out in front of you. Your body should form a V-shape
  •    Hold this position (but not your breath) for as long as you can. And yes, it’s normal for your legs and abs to shake and burn during this exercise! 

Make this exercise a little easier by bending your legs. Straighten your legs more as you get stronger.

 

  1. Side plank hip lifts

This simple but effective exercise works your obliques. They’re muscle muscles that make up your waist. Strong, tight obliques can take inches of your waist measurement and also give your toned tummy an attractive frame.  

 How to do it:

  •    Lie on your side and rest on your forearm
  •    Lift your hips up and into the side plank position. Raise your hips as high as you can to really work your obliques
  •    Lower your hips back down to the floor and repeat
  •    Do the same number of reps on each side

Make this exercise harder by simultaneously lifting your uppermost leg.

 

  1. Alligator walks

This dynamic exercise works virtually every muscle in your midsection. It’s also good for your arms, shoulders, and chest. You’ll need some space and a smooth, shiny floor for this exercise. Alternatively, you can put your feet on a plastic tray.

How to do it:

  •    Get down into the push-up position, making sure your feet can slide along the floor
  •    Brace your abs and glutes, and keep your body straight
  •    Walk forward using your hands, dragging your lower body behind you
  •    Continue for 10-20 yards

Increase the difficulty of this already tough exercise by lifting one foot off the floor.

 

  1. Russian twists

No one at Warrior Babe HQ knows why this exercise is called Russian twists. It doesn't come from Russia, and none of our Russian friends recognize it as being unique to their homeland. Despite this, the Russian twist is a killer abs and obliques exercise that will help tone and strengthen your stomach in no time at all.

How to do it: 

  •    Sit on the floor with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor
  •    Sit half-way up and extend your arms in front of you, clasping your hands together
  •    Without lifting or lowering your upper body, rotate your torso as far to the left as you can, and then all the way to the right. That’s one rep; keep going until your abs and obliques are crying for mercy!

Need a more demanding version of this exercise? Try holding a weight in your hands. A light dumbbell, medicine ball, or even a water bottle will make this abs exercise much harder.

 

  1. Diagonal toe reaches 

This exercise is a little old-school, but that doesn't stop it from being productive. Working both your abs and obliques, this simple exercise is a tough tummy toner.

How to do it:

  •    Lie on your back and lift your legs straight up. They should be vertical
  •    Place your hands on your temples, and not behind your head
  •    Lift your shoulders and head, and reach up and across to touch your left foot with your right hand
  •    Return to the starting position and touch your right foot with your left hand
  •    Continue alternating sides for the duration of your set

For variety, reach up for your toes with both hands. You won’t twist as much, which takes the stress away from your obliques, but you will feel it more in the front of your abs.

 

  1. Flutter kicks

This exercise is a staple of special forces abs training. It's brutal but straightforward and really works your lower stomach. It can be a little hard on your lower back, so if you have a history of low back pain, make sure you do this exercise with caution.

How to do it: 

  •    Lie on your back with your legs straight. Place your hands under your butt, palms flat on the floor
  •    Left your head and shoulders a few inches off the floor. Press your lower back into the floor at all times
  •    Lift your feet 12-18 inches off the floor. Keeping your legs straight, kick like you would while swimming
  •    Four kicks equal one rep. Stop your set if you feel your lower back starting to lift off the floor

Not hard enough? Got special forces abs already? Try wearing ankle weights to make this exercise much tougher.

Five fast flat stomach tips

Get more from these exercises by following these Warrior Babe flat stomach tips: 

  1.  Work your abs 2-4 times per week on non-consecutive days, e.g., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  2.  Remember to combine your workouts with an appropriate gain muscle lose fat diet.
  3.  Don’t just train your abs; to get a flat, sexy stomach, you also need to follow an appropriate woman’s workout for toning the rest of your body too.
  4.  Cut down on stress, eat less sugar, drink less alcohol, and get 7-9 hours of sleep per night to get the best possible results from your tummy toning workouts.
  5.  Combine your core workouts with cardio and interval training to burn fat, lose weight, and reveal your toned tummy and amazing abs. 

Conclusion

If you want a sexy, flat stomach, you are going to have to commit to the cause. Not only must you train your abs with great core exercises, but you also need to watch what you eat and follow a well-designed full-body toning workout program too. Not sure where to start? Let Nikkiey Stott and the Warrior Babe crew help you!


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