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How do I get a Flat Stomach?



How do I get a Flat Stomach?

A flat stomach happens when you have a low percentage of fat around the stomach area.

Unfortunately, you cannot spot reduce fat, which means you can’t specifically choose what areas of the body you lose fat from.

For example, sit-ups will not target stomach fat, they will work your abdominal muscles.

You have to lose fat from your entire body and hope that it comes off in the places you want it to.

To do this you need to be eating in a calorie deficit.

If you eat in a calorie deficit every day consistently for a period of time, you will lose weight (fat).

An exercise that can be done to achieve a flatter stomach or a smaller waist is called the ‘vacuum’.

This requires sucking in the stomach and bracing the core to activate the transverse abdominal muscles. These are the abdominal muscles behind the ‘6-pack muscles’ (rectus abdominals).

We will be doing a post in more detail about the effectiveness of this exercise in the near future.