How Can I Tone up my Tummy?
This is one of the questions I get asked all the time. Get more toned... We use this term all the time and we know what we what to see, but what “exactly” do we mean?
In general, it is a combination of two aspects:
In order to get a toned tummy, it stands to reason that we should target both aspects. So here are my top tips for toning up that mummy tummy…
Decrease Body Fat = Flat tummy priority #1
Warm up by marching on the spot for 2 minutes.
Complete each exercise for 45 seconds.
Rest for 10 seconds then get straight into the next exercise. Repeat circuit 3-4 times.
Top tip: You can download a HIIT interval timer from the iOS or android app stores.
Stronger, bigger ab muscles= Flat tummy priority #2
So along with lowering your overall body fat, it’s important to work those ab muscles. Note, you cannot spot reduce fat. That is, doing crunches all day will NOT decrease your belly fat specifically.
But, by working out your abs you will begin to grow these muscles. They will become more visible and better at maintaining a good posture with your tummy tucked in. Here are my top 4 exercises.
One final tip… Try using herbal teas (peppermint tea, green tea) to reduce bloating and consider using a probiotic supplement to aid digestion too.
Also, please note… If you’ve recently given birth (i.e. 3 months or less), please make sure you have your GP check. If you have or if you think you might have Diastasis Recti (separation of the abdominal muscles) please get in touch as these exercises might not be suitable.