For women, losing the fat around your midsection can be both the battle and the war.
Achieving a flat belly can be challenging. Between balancing work, a healthy diet, and exercise, it can be hard to get rid of stubborn belly fat. However, it's not impossible; and luckily for you, with the exercises below, we're settling your battle in searching for the top ab routines, to ensure you win the war for your best summer body.
Click through the slideshow below to check out the top ten exercises to get a flatter stomach, just in time to show it off on the beach.
*For each workout, choose a combination of at least eight different ab exercises targeting various muscle groups. Complete 8-12 repetitions, and 2-3 sets.
2. Hollow Body Holds
As the inversion of a plank, the hollow body hold is an exercise infamously known amongst gymnasts. Rather than bracing yourself against the ground and fighting against gravity, you're on your back, fighting against…well, yourself to hold the position.
Here's how it's done:
Lay down, pressing your lower back into the ground. Hinge at the hips to tuck your knees into your chest while also raising your shoulders off the ground, reaching forward with your arms. Then, extend your legs straight out and hold in position, stretching your arms back behind your head and squeezing your core to maintain your posture. If you're a beginner, keep your arms pointed forward to make the move less difficult. To start things off, hold for 30 seconds, then move things up to a minute or more once your core strength has developed.
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