If flat abs and a midriff worth flaunting is on your agenda, then you should make these exercises a part of your workout regimen. HuffingtonPost.com shares a fitness plan to shape up that waistline.


Step 1: Bird Dog
Start on your hands and knees, with your wrists directly below your shoulders and your knees directly below your hips. Without rounding of the spine, contract your abs, lift and lengthen the right arm and left leg. Keep both your arm and leg parallel to the floor, roughly in line with your shoulder and hip. Hold for a moment and gently lower down to your starting position.


Step 2: Stability Ball Tuck
Start in a full plank position, with your ankles resting on top of the ball. Using your core, pull your knees toward your chest. Your hips will lift as the ball moves toward your arms. Then roll the ball back to starting position. Repeat 10 times.


Step 3: Stir The Pot
Begin on your knees with your feet on the floor and your forearms resting on the stability ball. Brace your core and roll the ball to the right and away from you. Contract the abs to pull the ball back around to complete a full circle, like you just stirred a pot, keep the spine straight and complete five circles; the larger the circle, the better it will be.


Step 4: Lower-Ab Leg Lifts
Lie flat on the floor, lift your legs into the air, squeeze the inner thighs together. Support your head gently with your hands and lift your neck. Contract the core to keep your lower back firmly on the ground, and then slowly lower your legs until your feet are six to 12 inches from the floor. Try for 10 reps.

A great way to battle the bulge, we suggest you consider this workout plan for targeted weight training and the toning of your ab muscles.

Source: IANS