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How to Get Washboard Abs - Fast!

Want a flatter stomach? Check out Get-Fit Guy's tips on how to get washboard abs!

By
Ben Greenfield,

Do you have these abs?

 

If you're eating a healthy diet and staying physically active, there's no reason you shouldn't have a flat stomach, right? In reality, it's just not that simple. If you really want washboard abs, or even just a tighter tummy, then you need to incorporate exercises that create a belt of muscle around your entire mid-section. This belt serves to draw in the waist and keep the stomach flat. Your flat stomach exercise routine should be done 2-4 times per week, and ideally include each of the following:

  • Abdominal flexion, which will tighten the "rectus abdomonis," or sheet of muscle tissue that is directly on the front of your stomach.

  • Rotation, which will work the internal and external oblique muscles that are on the sides of your stomach

  • Waist extension, which will incorporate the low back muscles to improve posture and allow you to keep your stomach sucked in

  • A planking exercise, which will allow you to tone each of the muscles listed above in one all-encompassing exercise.

Try this flat stomach exercise routine as a circuit, which you repeat 3-4x through with minimal rest. Click on any of the exercises to see a video:

Combine this circuit with proper eating and 45-60 minutes of daily cardio, your stomach will trim down in no time!

Abs image courtesy of Shutterstock

 

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Ben Greenfield
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