5 Simple Exercises to Tighten the Tummy!

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Every woman dreams of a perfect hourglass figure. In particular, obtaining a flat tummy is a dream to be achieved by many women out there. Core exercises which focus on each part of your body to tone your extra muscles work great if you are looking to get into that perfect shape. In order to help you reach your target, we bring to you five simple exercises which will help to tighten and reduce your belly fat-

1) Crunches

Lie faceup flat on the floor. Bend your leg placing your feet flat on the floor. Now place your hands behind your head, lift your upper body and lower it down. You can feel the stretch in your abdominal area. Repeat this for 10-15 times in 3 cycles.

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2) Leg Swing

Simply lie down flat with your hands resting on the floor and raise your leg to 45 degrees. Now slowly swing your legs to and fro bringing your knees towards your chest, pressing the abdomen and swinging away from it. This creates the pressure in your lower abs and works towards reducing the extra muscles. Repeat this 10 times.

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3) Plank

Another effective workout which will undoubtedly work on your belly fat is a plank. All you need to do is turn upside down, lift your body and rest on your elbows keeping your back body straight by balancing on your toes. Stay in this position for a minimum of 30 seconds to a minute or two every day. Repeat this 3 times daily to tighten your tummy muscles.

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4) Bicycle Crunch

Lie flat with your back on the floor. Similar to a bicycling position, lift your legs and cycle alternatively to and fro by bringing your knees towards and away from your chest keeping the other leg straight on the ground. In addition to this, rest your hands above your head and lift your upper body to twist and touch your right elbow to the left knee and left elbow to the right knee alternatively. This will contract the muscles in your abdomen and works best on the abs. Repeat 10-15 times in every set.

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5) Leg Raises

This is another simple exercise which focuses on the core muscles. Simply raise your leg to 45 degrees, lying flat on the ground and rest your hands facing down. Count to 15 and hold. Next, raise your legs to 60 degrees and hold for another 15 counts. Lastly, raise your legs to a 90 degree straight without bending your knees and remain in this position for another 15 counts. Repeat this for 2-3 cycles. You can feel the core muscles being worked out.

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