My top 6 workouts to a flat tummy and six pack

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I feel like a six pack and a flat tummy is one of the main reasons many people join the gym. It is always the first thing people say they want. So today I will give you the top workouts to help you acquire that washboard tummy you have been looking for.

Squats

When you perform a squat, you’ll find that it’s not just one muscle feeling the burn. The primary muscles targeted during a squat are the quadriceps and the hamstrings. These two large muscle groups are located in your thighs.

The gluteus maximus, the largest muscle in your butt, is also a primary muscle that is targeted during a squat. During a properly initiated squat the muscles of the rectus abdominis and obliques contract to aid in proper alignment of the back.

Basically, tightening your ab muscles will help you maintain a straight back while performing a squat. Engaging the abdominals throughout the squat movement will strengthen and tone your ab muscles.

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Dead lifts

These are primarily a lower back workout but it also engages the thighs, abdominals, arms, calves and shoulders.It’s somewhat considered a full body workout due to the muscles involved. Just like squats the abdominal muscles-rectus abdominals and obliques-are engaged fully and dead lifts tax your abdominals directly thus allowing you to bring more weight to bear on your abdominals than any form of sit ups or crunches.

I would advise to start with small weights as you slowly master the form, with such an exercise due to its intense nature it is good to have the most correct form possible to avoid injuries. Dead lifts helps strengthen the core muscles (abdominals and lower back) and they would definitely guarantee you that six pack.

Crunches

One of the best exercise for toning your abs especially when combined with a good diet and aerobics exercises. The basic crunches work the rectus abdominus which is that muscle that gives your abdominals that six pack look and also do a good job in strengthening your core.

Core strength means improvement in your balance, posture which makes you efficient on a daily, prevents lower back pains and muscle injury.

 V-ups

V-ups are an intermediate level abdominal exercise that requires balancing on your glute bones while your torso and legs are lifted in the air, a mother name is jackknife sit-ups. The whole point of these exercise is to fully engage your abdominal and upper back muscles for stability rather than relying on momentum.

During the v-up the transversal abdominis is activated which is the muscle that pulls your stomach in towards your spine. Other secondary muscles that come into play are the quads, hamstrings and middle back.

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Kettlebell swings

Kettlebell Swings Boost Your Metabolism, swings increase power, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity, and anaerobic capacity. Also the same kettlebell swings are super efficient. The swing works your entire posterior chain (this means every muscle down your back side from the base of your neck to the bottom of your feet!), while strengthening your abs and hips as well.

Planks

Sometimes the simplest workouts give you the best results. If you have ever tried planks I am sure you know what I am talking about. Getting into the proper form is straightforward, holding the position takes strength and endurance in your abs, back, and core. This workout also works out your gluteus and hamstrings, improves your posture and balance.

Incorporate these 6 workouts in your weekly workout program and I can guarantee you will see results especially on your mid section. Also make sure your diet and meal plan goes hand in hand with your workouts. Avoid sugars, fats and salts (a cheat meal once in a while is allowed) and you will be on your way to a healthier you.

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