5 Abs Exercises for a Flat Stomach!

by Zeeba on June 8, 2011 · 26 comments

abs workoutWe all are so obsessed with a flat tummy these days, thanks to ladies like Deepika Padukone and I can’t remember any other women with a perfect abdomen. Summers are possibly the best season to work out, since you sweat a lot even if you work out minimally. 😛 But perfect abs isn’t a tough job to achieve if you spare in some time at the gym or simply work out the right way in your living rooms.

I am revealing the top 5 flat stomach exercises in this article with sure shot results, but the only necessity is you do them everyday….without any whining and grinning. OK, I spare you ladies with at least 3 times a week work out of these exercises. If you are in a hurry for losing that hanging flab a little bit quickly just pair them up with some cardio exercises.

Bicycle Crunch


This exercise is directly targeted at your abs. Lie flat on your back and bend your knees. Stretch your one leg hip width at a distance. Put your hands behind your head and lift your neck, head and shoulders simultaneously. Raise your feet about 1 to 2 feet above the floor. Hold the position. Now bend your knee back and lower the upper body. Do the same on the right side. About 20 such crunches a day shall help you get rid of the flab.

Toe Drop


This one is also targeted to your abs. All you need to do is lie down straight on your back with arms at your sides and palms flat down. Now bend your knees at 90 degrees and the claves must remain parallel to the floor. Now try to engage the abs and lower the toes of the left foot down so that they touch the floor. Now lift the foot up again and do the same for the right side. Repeat for 25 times alternatively for each leg.

Side Extension

side extension
This exercise is targeted at your shoulders, obliques and core. Stand with feet apart, and knees bent. Hold a 1 litre bottle with both your hands and the hands must be over your head with shoulders down. Now lean the upper body forward and to the right slightly. Hold in your breath for 5 seconds and stand up straight. Now repeat this for 10 times alternating each side.

Standing Twist

This exercise is targeted to tone down your arms, shoulders and obliques. Stand with feet apart and knees bent. Hold a bottle of 1 liter water right in front of you. Now lift the left leg and balance on the right one. Engage your abs and twist to the left, the feet shouldn’t move. Repeat this for atleast 15 times switching sides. Each side must have a twist for 15 times.

All-Four

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This exercise targets the Arms, the core, and the legs of your body. Lie flat on the floor with legs lifted above your hips. Flex the feet. Now extend your arms to your shoulders and the palms must remain in. Engage your abs , right arm and the left lef to the floor without the back arching or shoulders shrugging. Get back straight to the position and repeat it for 10 times switching sides.

These exercises are sure to work if you do them religiously. Of course it doesn’t mean you can hog on your favorite junk.

Also See:
5 Legs Exercises for Thighs, Hips and Calves
5 Best Abs Exercises for Home
Yoga Exercises During Pregnancy
Facial Exercises for Removing Wrinkles
Exercises for Reducing Cellulite

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

:jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog:

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Somreeta Mukherjee June 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm

kya baat !! :waytogo: :waytogo:

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zeeba June 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm

:yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: rati..i guess i wrote this article… :yikes:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

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Tapaswini Swain June 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I follow Baba Ramdev’s taught Yoga, and I have benifited from it a lot,I lost some 14 kgs with yoga,I will go for Yoga. :waytogo:

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neha June 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

:woot: 14 kg
taps aasans ke naam to batana zara plz

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Aruna June 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm

14 kgs??? wowwwwwww..congrats..that is indeed an achievement.

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Tapaswini Swain June 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Pranayams regularly, aalom vilom, kapal bhati ,the bicycle crunch also included in yoga, thats must, I dont much remember asans name ,I downloaded ramdev’s video and started doing yoga, you can download it online and do everyday,you will be benifitted !

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Ankita June 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

WOW!! awesome Tapaswini..!

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm

OMG!! that’s super awesome tapaswini.. :jalwa:

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Jiya November 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

Hai re 14 kgs sounds badiya badiya :woot: :woot: :woot: mee too wnt to shed :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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Jyoti February 10, 2017 at 10:48 pm

Hey tapaswani how u have lost weight through yoga can u plz tell me as well ur routine and yoga poses ?

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nids June 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm

nice post rati.. me too need to lose sum flab, post pregnancy signs 🙂 .. wud try the 2nd exercise.. find it easy :toothygrin: :toothygrin: .. 3 days a week is not tht difficult.. 😐 😐

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neha June 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

:shy: i so need this man!
thanks zeeba!

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nids June 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm

how did the name chg.. the name was rati previously.. Rattttiiiiiiii… :shocked: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Bee June 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Zeeba….:jaiho: I was so on need of this. Thankoo so much gal 🙂

@Tapaswini one article on RAMdev baba asans too 🙂

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Tapaswini Swain June 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm

:tongue: Ohh sure dear !

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Nupur June 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm

just the thing i need… 😀 😀 😀
thnkx for d reminder zeebaa… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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bhumika June 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

nice post zeeba..

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Ankita June 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

A very good time to post this Zeeba…I need this :secret2: Thanks!!

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AyeDee June 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

I need this badly. Thanks for sharing 🙂 :jog:

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Swati June 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

:specs: i met with a girl who is a trainer in Gold’s Gym from last 8 yrs.. i ask her the main main excercises to loose all over weight in 3-4 months.. :suspense: :starving: She said “Do Surya Namskar regularly starting with 10times minimum..” :stars:

There are total 12 positions & she asked me to do every position 10 times minimum :waaa: .. i was like “can’t bepossible for me” :waiting: :waiting:

then i asked her “how much time did u do..” :pan: :pan:

Reply: 75 times … :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

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Supriya June 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

hahahha .. i so need all these exercises, if only i could control what i gobble up.
@Swati – I dont do more than 10 surya namaskars. And that to me is so tiring ke I cannot do crunches even. But yes Surya Namaskar does tone your muscles well. Even a lazy lump like me can see the difference. if only i could progress on my number of surya namaskars a day

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