If you have been wanting to get a flat tummy, you have probably been told about lots and lots of remedies and exercises that have not been of help! That may not be the solution that you need currently. Here are a few exercises to get a flat stomach.

Remember that an Exercise is a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive and has as a final or an intermediate objective the improvement or maintenance of physical fitness. Physical fitness therefore is a set of attributes that are either health- or skill-related.

Exercise is also  sometimes referred to as body activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. When you realize that you have stomach fat, instead of sleeping on it I suggest that you try a few exercises to get a flat stomach.

Exercises to get a flat stomach.

Toe reaches

toe reaches

This exercise is most especially perfect for beginners who want to build up a strong core. To do this exercise successfully, you need to Lie on your back with your feet raised and your legs at a 90-degree angle. Engage your lower abdominals as you lift your upper body off the mat. Then Reach your hands toward your toes, pausing for 1–2 seconds at the top. Slowly lower back down. Remember to Do 1–3 sets of 12–18 repetitions.

Side Planks

side planks

For added support, drop your bottom knee to the floor. To add intensity, raise your top leg as high as possible, or do hip dips by lowering your hips almost to the floor and then back up again.

You are encouraged to Lie on your right side with your right forearm below your shoulder. Extend your legs, left foot on top of right. Tighten your core. Lift your hips to form a straight line with your body. Raise your left arm straight up. Rotate your torso toward the floor and bring your left arm under your body. Also Rotate your torso and straighten your left arm to return to the starting position. Remember to Start with 1 set of 8–12 reps.

Boat Pose

Boat pose

If you want to try a challenging flat stomach exercise, this is the best of the exercises to get a flat tummy. You should introduce the boat pose to your routine. Doing this yoga pose regularly will quickly help you reach your goal of a flat stomach.

To begin, sit on the floor with bent knees. Lean back slightly and then bring your legs up and straighten them until your body forms a V shape. Your arms should be stretched out and parallel to one another. Keep your palms facing inwards. Remember to engage your abs muscles whilst doing this exercise and keep your stomach relaxed and flat. 

This exercise targets and strengthens your core muscles and improves balance.

Mountain climber.

Mountain climber

To perform this exercise place both hands on the floor in front of you, about shoulder width apart (as if you are about to complete a push up.) Then using your toes to push off, pull your right leg forward and extend your left leg back. Keep on your toes throughout the exercise, alternating between each leg for the desired number of reps. Your upper body should not move during the exercise.

To increase the difficulty, speed up your steps once you are comfortable with the technique, or you could add extra height using a medicine ball to work the arms and your balance. As well as getting a decent cardiovascular workout when doing Mountain Climbers, you will also work your abs as this exercise requires you to engage your core.

Bicycle crunches

Bicycle crunches

For this exercise, be sure to rotate your core and avoid pulling with your hips or straining your neck. Root your lower back into the floor and draw your shoulders away from your ears.

To do this exercise, Lie on your back with bent knees and your heels flat on the floor. Interlace your fingers at the base of your skull. Come into the starting position by engaging your core, lifting your upper body from the floor, and raising your knees so they’re directly above your hips. On an exhale, twist your torso as you bring your right elbow and left knee toward each other. At the same time, straighten and extend your right leg.



If you want a flat stomach you should try to incorporate some cardiovascular exercises into your routine. Although running, cycling and swimming are all excellent forms of cardiovascular training, skipping is useful in this instance because it can be performed indoors with your other abs exercises.

You only need to lift your feet a few centimeters off the ground each time the rope passes and ensure your heels don’t touch the floor. Also, make sure you turn the rope with your wrists, rather than using your whole arms.  

It is essential to include cardiovascular training in your flat stomach workout, as it will help you burn calories and lose weight as well as helping you to tone your abs. 



This explosive exercise works your core and helps to burn fat. To do this exercise, Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Squat down and place your palms in front of you on the floor directly under your shoulders. Jump your legs back to come into a pushup position. Do 1 pushup, then jump your feet back to the starting position. Remember to Raise your arms overhead as you explosively jump. Upon landing, immediately  lower back down to the squat position.



This is the most effective of all the exercises to get a flat stomach. To complete this exercise lie flat on your stomach and place your forearms on the floor. Then, press down with your forearms and push your self up – using your toes as support – until your head, neck, back and legs are all in a straight line.

This is an excellent flat stomach exercise because it strengthens your inner core muscles, upper and lower abdominal muscles and burns more calories in comparison to other abs exercises, such as sit ups. This is because to do the plank you have to engage the muscles in your legs, arms and back too.


Frequently Asked Questions.

Can lemon water reduce belly fat?

Not at all. Lemon water can promote fullness, support hydration, boost metabolism and increase weight loss. However, lemon water is no better than regular water when it comes to losing fat. That being said, it is tasty, easy to make and can be used as a low-calorie replacement for higher-calorie beverages.

What causes belly fat?

Different factors, such as a sedentary lifestyle, hormones, and the foods you eat may increase your abdominal fat. This can include not consuming too much sugar and not enough fiber and protein.

Does hot water reduce tummy?

Yes it does. Hot water breaks down fat in the body and mobilizes them to molecules, making it easier for your digestive system to burn them. Curbs appetite: Warm water helps to curb appetite. Gulping down a glass of warm water 30 minutes before having your meal can help to manage your calories intake.

What is the fastest way to get a flat stomach?

To get a flat tummy fast, it’s important to focus on how to lose weight and through a combination of diet and exercise. Incorporating cardio exercises, resistance training, and abdominal exercises can help tone and strengthen the muscles in the stomach area.

What time should you stop eating to lose belly fat?

There’s no set time you should stop eating to lose belly fat, but, as a guideline, you should avoid eating two to three hours before bed to stop it from disrupting your sleep and body clocks, which can cause belly fat gain. Studies show early dinners can help people lose weight

Leticia Nambaziira

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