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Ask An Expert: Flat Abs

Often I’ll receive emails from you guys that I feel is best answered by an expert. Ashley’s email asks a popular question amongst my readers: how to get flat abs. I second what my trainer from Body By Simone, Erica Hood, says below.

It’s not only about the exercise you do but also what you put in your body. Eating clean and getting proper hydration is an essential part to achieving a tight tummy. Smart nutritional habits plus strengthening moves, as Erica suggests, equals a strong, healthy core!

xo
Jules

The first and most important tip toward your flatter tummy is healthy eating. In addition to that, you want to make sure you are doing quality not quantity abdominal exercises. It doesn’t matter how many reps you can do, but that you execute proper form and really engage the core muscles to their max potential. Be sure to also switch up your exercises making sure to hit upper abs, lower abs and obliques.

One that I like that hits all 3 zones is bicycle crunches! Try them at a slow tempo for 25 reps, then speed it up for 50 reps.

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Best,
Erica

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