3 Ways to a Flat Belly

Any one of these strategies will help flatten your belly. Do all three to get maximum benefits.

Credit: Chris Fanning

prev 4 of 5 next

Work out smart

The Move

Try a new kind of crunch. After your cardio, do this two-in-one abs-and-obliques move from David Barton Gym owner David Barton.

Here’s how: Sit so thighs and upper torso form a V shape, with lower legs crossed and lifted. Hold a 5-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell) between both hands. Swivel left to right and back, bringing ball across body while maintaining the V shape. Do 3 sets of 15 reps 3–4 times a week.

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!