On her Instagram account, Japanese weight loss specialist, Tamayo Arya, shared a quick yet effective exercise that can transform a saggy belly into a flat and tight stomach in just a few weeks. The trick lies in focusing on tensing and stretching your back and stomach muscles and preventing more fat from piling up in this area.
Promellu has created a step-by-step guide on this exercise to help you achieve a flat belly and a great bonus — a more relaxed back. Have a good workout!
It’s always a good idea to warm up and stretch before any type of exercise. After your warm-up, stand straight with your arms resting on your hips. You can use a yoga mat or stand on a carpet to avoid hurting your feet.
Put your hands on your hips to keep your balance and separate your legs wider than shoulder-width apart. Remember, each foot should be pointing slightly outward.
Place your hands on your knees and bend down. You’ll now feel your thigh muscles working. Remember to perform each movement slowly and precisely, making sure you feel the tension in all of your muscles.
It’s in this step that the exercise gets to the core. Lean forward, turning your right shoulder to the left and inward. Your left shoulder should go backward. You should feel your thighs, waist, and back muscles stretching. Hold this position for 3 seconds and return to the previous one.
While in this position, it’s a good idea to take a deep breath before getting back to work.
Repeat step 4 in the opposite direction — turn your left shoulder to the right and inward, and your right shoulder should go backward.
For optimal results, do 2 sets of 10 repetitions of the exercise. And don’t forget that it’s always a good idea to pair it with a healthy diet.
This exercise also helps develop flexibility, allows your back to rest, and tightens the muscles of your stomach and thighs.