So how does one get a flat stomach? Well to answer that I will ask a question, what is on top of the abdominal muscles? Have a pinch. For most people it will be a layer of body fat. In order to get that flat stomach this layer of fat needs to be reduced. So the next question is how? Well in answer, hard work and correct diet! You cannot out train a bad diet! Cardio and gym classes will aid in getting your heart rate up, and increase the body’s breakdown of fat. If you are not sure what to do, ask a trainer, as they will not only show you what to do, but how to do it.
Correct diet will aid in losing the fat. Imagine the body like a car. To drive, you need fuel (food), as you drive you use the fuel up and need more. Therefore you put more fuel in. With humans if you put too much fuel in, it is stored as fat. In order to remove the fat and lose weight, you need to increase the expenditure of energy. To maintain weight you need to eat the same as you expend, and to gain weight you need to eat more than you expend (clean and lean). Both diet and exercise together will help to get that nice flat tummy. Abdominal exercise can then be used to help tone and shape the muscles.