How to Get a Flat Stomach Using a Treadmill

How to Get a Flat Stomach Using a Treadmill

To get a flat stomach, you need to burn fat off your body. Fat doesn't get burned off from specific spots, but rather burns at the same rate everywhere. So, if you flatten your stomach you will also be trimming fat from your hips, arms, face and other body parts at the same time.

If you have a treadmill, there are particular exercises you can do to encourage your body to burn its fat stores. The key is interval training, which burns the most fat in the shortest amount of time.

Tips

1. Walk or lightly jog on your treadmill for 4 or 5 minutes to warm up your body.

2. Increase the speed or incline for a short period of time. Basically, the shorter the time period, the more intensive the exercise should be. A 30-second interval, then, will be much harder than a 5-minute interval.

3. Slow down or reduce the incline for a rest period. This can be as long as your interval, twice as long as your interval, or somewhere in between. You should only make it twice as long, though, if the interval was short. A 5-minute interval should not have a 10-minute rest, as this is not really interval training unless you train for hours.

4. Repeat this process until you've been exercising for around 20 minutes. Interval training doesn't need to be much longer than this.

5. Constantly mix your training up to keep your body from becoming too comfortable. If your body is not prepared for something, it burns fat more effectively. Otherwise, it will burn carbs or build muscle, neither of which contribute to a flat stomach. So, you might do two-minute sets on Monday, 30-second sets on Tuesday, and a combination on Wednesday. You can also alter whether you go fast or at an incline; the key is getting your heart pounding and not how you do it.