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How do I get a flat belly

Answered on September 11, 2013
Created September 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I'm eating healthy but I'm just wondering what exercises should I do to get a flat belly? I'm happy with the rest of my body but I just don't know what to do to get a flat belly

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on September 11, 2013
at 02:38 PM

You can't spot reduce--it's impossible to do exercises to lose fat in a specific area. Getting abs is 90% diet--you have to lean down to a certain body fat percentage before you see your abs (is this what you are defining as a flat stomach?). The best approach to getting a "flat stomach" is good sleep patterns (7-9hrs a night), low stress, proper nutritional fuel, and strength training. The latter will make your core stronger and muscles more impressive, when you lean down to the BF percentage where you abs start showing.

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on September 11, 2013
at 12:37 PM

It'd probably help if you told us what you are/aren't eating, and anything more about your life. If your eating is all clean, holding onto the belly fat may be a sign of stress, caused by irregular/not enough sleep, overtraining/heavy cardio, actual stress (e.g. at your job, in personal relationships, etc.), or any number of things. Barring all that, it could be that your body doesn't naturally "want" a flat belly, and to get there may take some experimentation on your part (whether or not it's worth it would be your call) in the form of diet/exercise changes.

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on September 10, 2013
at 08:15 PM

I have found that planks and holding a 5 minute vaccum help to strengthen the inner core muscles to keep your stomach from sticking out. Crunches, reverse crunches and leg raises. Abs can be worked out every other day.

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