Everyone wants it but rarely admit it, they want a six pack. I’m telling you if I had a rock hard stomach I would be like Mike from the Jersey Shore lifting up shirt for everyone to see. Why wouldn’t I be proud because getting a flat stomach is tough to do especially for someone my age. After just eating a sandwich I can see it in my gut. I’ve recently been looking into simple way to flatten my stomach and I think I’ve come up with somethings to try that might actually work.
One of the first things to do when trying to flatten out your stomach that seems to work is doing abdominal exercises. In “The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding,” Arnold Schwarzenegger explains that it’s not possible to spot-reduce fat. You won’t burn fat specifically in your abdomen by performing abdominal muscle exercises. However, a girdle will undoubtedly flatten your stomach, and the abdominal muscles are the body’s natural girdle. If that girdle is weak and loose, it won’t adequately hold in your organs and visceral fat–the fat beneath your abdominal muscle that surrounds your organs. If it’s strong, it will prevent the bulging that causes a pot belly.
Another thing to try out to get a flat stomach is to lift heavy weights. To really flatten your stomach, you need to not only develop the exterior abdominal muscles, but your entire core. This includes deeper abdominal muscles and your lower back muscles. A study published in the January 2008 issue of the “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research” found that heavy lifts such as squats and deadlifts activate as many core muscle as do ab-specific stability ball exercises. This is due to an effect that heavy lifts cause called “abdominal blocking.” “Strength Training Anatomy” explains that when the body prepares to move extremely heavy weight, it activates the entire core, even the opposing muscles, in order to create internal pressure that prevents the spine from folding forward. The result is total abdominal development, which will flatten your stomach better than ab-specific exercises alone.