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Your Best Belly-Flattening Moves
Chris Freytag: Hi! I'm Chris Freytag, Prevention Magazine's Fitness Expert. If you want to flatten your belly you really need to focus on strengthening the muscles that support your core.
Now in addition to your cardio workout or your daily walks, try this series of belly-flattening moves. You don't have to get down on the ground and there is no equipment required, so literally you can do this ten-minute routine anytime anywhere, even midway through your walk. So let's get started.
Body Planks are a great way to tone and tighten your entire core body and this exercise is called Leaning Plank. So go ahead and find a low wall or a park bench or I'm going to use a chair today and get into plank position. Take your hands about shoulder-width apart, place them down and then push your feet behind you. You're on the balls of your feet, drop those hips into alignment so you are in one long linear line and you also get a little shoulder work here as you hold your body nice and tight.
Now take one leg and draw it in towards your chest as you pull your bellybutton in nice and tight, contract your abs. Then go ahead and return to the start position. This time, take it out towards your elbows, you're going to open up to get a little hip action here, abs tight and then bring it back down.
This time, cross it over to the other elbow as you draw that knee across, feel it in those glutes, your abs, your hips and pull it back. Let's do it on the other side, I'm going to draw my knee in tight and release, take it to my outside elbow, pull it in, hold it for about five-ten seconds here and then return and opposite elbow, pull it in, all the while contract those abdominals nice and strong core body.
Now you're going to repeat this on either side alternating, do about 20 repetitions and you're going to get a nice, firm core body.
For more at-home exercises, go to prevention.com/fitness.