41 Best Workouts for A Tight Tummy
I am obsessed with have a flat belly. I think that tight abs and a flat belly are the absolute sexiest thing that I can have on my body. Having a flat stomach has more positive benefits than almost any other part of the body being in shape. It makes bikini’s look better, it makes your legs look skinnier, it makes my boobs look bigger and it makes my butt look more contoured. I have figured out that if I focus the majority of my workout effort on tightening my stomach and getting toned abs, the rest will take care of itself.
Not only does getting toned abs help in the looks department, it is also great for your core in that it helps support your upper body and your back, decreasing lower back pain. Because of all the benefits of core exercises, I have decided to look through the entire Google-verse and Pinterest workout land to find my absolute favorite core exercises and workout plans that I think you should know about. Whether you are looking to tighten your stomach muscles in 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months, I have found some workout tutorials you can use to get on the right track. Happy belly, happy life.
Once you have a great workout figured out, you will want to get to setting up a healthy diet, having summer body goals, some inspiration, and find some ongoing sources of motivation. The exercises will help build your ab muscles but you will need to cut calories and follow a weight loss plan if you want to really get rid of that muffin top and love handles. Let’s get started with looking at some of these workouts.
1. Bikini Body Tight Tummy Workout
If you want those tight abs for summer, you are going to have to pay the price. This is an incredible step by step workout for a tight tummy that covers planks, side bends, hip dips, and mountain climbers. This is an incredible exercise routine to start with on your journey to a flat stomach and getting skinny. The best part about these workouts is that you can do them at home. Try a few of them out and see which one you think is going to get you a flat belly the quickest.
2. Strong Core Exercises – Planking Knee Tucks
Planking knee tucks are an incredible way to get tight, toned abs faster than almost any other workout. These strengthen your legs and your core and also give your butt a great workout as well. The entire core is being flexed and forced to work together which means a cuter belly for you.
3. The Tummy Toning Workout
Time to tone those tummies. Fire up those abs and complete this workout as a circuit. It says to repeat this 1-3 times depending on your fitness level so really make sure to listen to your body, definitely push so you get a great workout, but if you feel back muscles or stomach muscles starting to fail, you need to listen so you don’t hurt yourself.
4. Flat Belly Faster: Spiderman Planks
Spiderman planks are a great way to tighten your ab muscles really quickly. Spending a bunch of time in the plank position forces your ab muscles to work really hard and stay flexed for a long time. This increases your stamina and metabolism and will make your belly become more naturally flat as it’s resting position.
5. Fitness 101 – Flatter Abs After Baby
Because the lower belly fat is so hard to fight, we have added another resource for fighting lower belly flab (The Pooch). This includes a step by step tutorial on the bicycle, the reverse crunch, flutter kicks, and other ab exercises focused on lower belly fat. After pregnancy, you are going to be left with a lot of lower belly fat so this set of exercises is particularly useful for getting back to a flat belly after you’ve had your child and are ready to get back on your fitness game.
6. 12 Week Flat Stomach Home Workout Plan
This is the 12 week at home HIIT workout for your full body workout. This is a high intensity fat burning full body workout that includes working on your stomach / abs. You will increase your metabolism, burn calories, and ultimately expose those sweet ab muscles for all to see. One of the best things about following a workout plan like this is that you will already have your workout planned for you. This adds accountability and prevents you from taking it easy on a day that you don’t feel like workout out as hard. This accountability will get you to a flat, toned abs faster than if you just push yourself when you feel like it.
7. Low Side Plank Hip Dips For A Bikini Belly
You know that awesome V line that girls get on the side of their bellies that makes their abs get a little bit more definition and makes their belly’s look so cute? Hip dips are the quickest way to get those lines on your abs. The trick is to do them slowly so you don’t hurt your back and to breathe the entire time. This also strengthens your entire core and helps your abs and back work together.
8. Tighten Your Tummy: Bicycle Crunches
Are you familiar with bicycle crunches? If not, I apologize for introducing these into you’re life but sorry, not sorry. These crunches for your legs and stomach to work together which is the fastest way to get your lower abs and belly flat and toned. By forcing them to work together, you not only strengthen the muscles but you also burn calories at an incredible rate.
9. At Home Bikini Abs Workout
This is a great at home bikini abs workout that you can do quickly and easy at home without having it take up your entire day. The best part is that after these exercises, you will have burned calories, toned your ab muscles, and boosted your mood for the day.
10. Lose Belly Fat Fast: 3 Keys and a Killer Workout
This is a serious workout that you do every other day to burn fat and get those abs toned. This workout is pretty hard so pace yourself at first and make sure you don’t hurt yourself. This exercise is great because it does muscle building and cardio workout together. What I love about this workout is that there is a focus on the different key ab muscle groups, upper, lower, and inner. These different parts of your stomach require different exercises to get toned but they are all necessary to get that flat belly you want.
11. 10 Minute Ab Routine
This ten minute ab routine is killer and promises to get you toned abs faster than any other workout you could do in ten minutes. I am going to give it a shot for a few weeks and will report back. She covers planks, V-ups, mountain climbers, and cross-body toe touches. Do these all in succession without taking a break and you have yourself a cardio workout that will also get your abs flat and toned.
12. Flat Stomach Workout
This flat stomach workout is one that I really enjoyed doing because of the variety. I didn’t feel like I was laying on the floor the entire time so I didn’t get bored or have trouble breathing. This workout covers squats, side planks, planks, V-planks, and gets your body working together the whole time.
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20. Shrink Your Belly in 14 Days
This is a two week ab workout that promises a flat stomach after just 14 days. I am excited to get my yoga ball out and get to sweating.
21. Lower Abs Exercises For Flat, Toned Stomach
This is a simple and focused ab workout for your lower belly. As mentioned before, this is the place where most women (and men) have trouble getting rid of belly fat. As such, it’s important to do a few workouts that are focused on that specific part of your body.
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31. 5 Real Simple Exercises to Get Rid of Muffin Top or Love Handles
If you really want to have that bikini body, you are going to have to address the love handles and the muffin top. While these are the hardest parts of the body to tone, they are the most rewarding in terms of looks, how your clothes feel, and your overall health (cardio). Be sure to spend time working on your core to get the most bang for your buck.
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I really hope this list of amazing ab workouts gets you motivated to start on your journey to a flat stomach. It is definitely the hardest part of your body to work out and takes the most effort to get results, but having flat, toned abs is so rewarding and makes you feel so good about yourself. It’s totally worth it! I made this pin to give you something to focus on and to stay motivated. Save these workouts on Pinterest and Instagram and make it a game to try to do all of these ab workouts before the year is over!