Flat tummy has several benefits and one of its most underrated benefits is that it reduces the risk of diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart-related ones and many more.
A lot of people will take the need for a flat tummy seriously if they were aware of the fact that it’s an avenue to stay away from the aforementioned ailments.
Some of the common benefits of a flat tummy include making us more slimmer, taller, more attractive in addition to the fact that clothes also fit better.
Flat Tummy Exercises:
Crunches (video by DoctorOz)–
This type of flat tummy exercise helps us to define the abdominal muscles. Crunches are appropriate for toning both the oblique muscles and the rectus abdominis.
The procedure is as follows: Bend your knees while lying on the floor or on the mat. Raise your shoulders toward the ceiling with the help of your abdominal muscles and pause at the peak. Repeat this process for 10 to 15 times.
Roll-ups video by ehowhealth –
Roll-ups increase the flexibility of the spine and also strengthen the abdominals in the process.
The procedure are as follows: Lie on your back with both arms and legs stretched. Lift your arms up and forward and thereafter roll-up to a sitting position slowly with the help of your abs. Slowly lower down to your starting position while squeezing your abs again. Repeat the process for 10 to 15 times.
Plank Hip Dips (Video by healthmagazine) –
This flat tummy exercise is appropriate for beginners who want to strengthen their abdominal muscles.
The procedure is as follows: Start from a push-up position with your forearm on the ground, also endeavour to keep your arms at the angle of 90 degrees. Push your back out slightly. Raise your gluteal muscles toward the ceiling while squeezing your abs tightly. You’re squeezing the abs to close the distance between the hips and the ribcage.
Mountain Climber – It’s a high-intensity exercise aimed at pushing the heart rate up. This flat tummy exercise can be incorporated into your usual daily routine for some cardio.
Procedure is as follows: Get your hands and toes into a plank position then position those hands to be at shoulder length from each other. Pull the right knee into your chest as far as possible and also pull the left knee into chest. Note: Remember to keep your hips down while pulling your knee into your chest.
Navasana (Video by Ventuna Yoga)–
Navasana strengthens the legs, the abs and the lower back.
Procedure for Navasana is as follows: Sit in such a way that your feet are flat and your knees are bent on the floor. Lean back slightly and lift your feet off the floor simultaneously. Extend your arms out and keep your knees straight for between 30 secs to 1 min with your weight relying on your abdominal muscles.
Chelsea Submit New Bid For France-based Goalkeeper
West London giants Chelsea have reportedly made a new bid for their goalkeeper target as they hope to wrap up a deal before the end of this week.
The new bid was confirmed by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano as he reported that Chelsea hope that the new offer will be enough to sign their goalkeeper target.
Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is the top transfer target for the Blues in the goalkeeping department.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard wants to sign a new goalkeeper this summer as he’s not convinced with Spanish shot stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga who had an average season in the last campaign.
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Lampard dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga for a lot of big games towards the end of last season as he opted for ageing goalkeeper Willy Caballero.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is the most expensive goalkeeper in the world after the Blues paid £71m for him but he has not justified that investment.
Chelsea have identified the aforementioned Edouard Mendy as the man to finally replace Kepa Arrizabalaga as the number one goalkeeper. They had a first offer rejected for him by Rennes.
Other reported goalkeeper target for Chelsea are Atletico Madrid shot stopper Jan Oblak, Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana and Burnley goal minder Nick Pope.
Chelsea Reject Inter Bid for World Class Midfielder
Chelsea have rejected a bid for midfielder N’Golo Kante according to journalist Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph.
It was disclosed that the Blues turned down an offer from Inter Milan whose manager Antonio Conte is interested in the French World Cup winner.
Kante and Conte worked together at Chelsea before the latter was sacked in the summer of 2018.
Antonio Conte was the Blues boss when Kante signed in 2016 shortly after he helped Leicester City to the Premier League title. He won the same title in his first season as a Chelsea player under the Italian tactician.
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Conte is keen to work with Kante again following the interest of Inter Milan in his services.
It was revealed that Inter Milan’s player-plus-cash offer including Croatian international Marcelo Brozovic was first rejected before the Italian Serie A giants returned with another proposal in a bid to sign world class midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The second Inter Milan proposal included former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen but it was also turned down by Chelsea.
Kante is an important player at Chelsea though the Frenchman didn’t have the best of seasons in the last campaign due to various injuries. He made 22 league appearances for his club last season.
Inter add Giroud to list of wanted players from Chelsea
English Premier League outfit Chelsea will have to brace up for what is to come as Italian Serie A club Inter Milan are keen to raid the club of its players.
Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte is a former Chelsea manager who is knowledgeable about the players in the Stamford Bridge. He is hoping to reunite with some of them and has a number on his wish list.
Having already captured Victor Moses, Conte is seeking to add Emerson Palmieri to his squad in Italy and he is not stopping at that. France international Olivier Giroud is the latest to be mentioned as those that will receive offers from Inter Milan as soon as the summer transfer window is opened.
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The future of Emerson Palmieri is uncertain at the Stamford Bridge as the full-back has not been graced with enough appearances under manager Frank Lampard and has reportedly requested to leave. We will wait to learn if his request will be granted by the club.
However, it is not clear if the West London outfit will be willing to part ways with the former Arsenal man anytime soon but that will be determined by the nature of the offer and the replacement that would be available in the market.
£23m offer received as Chelsea weigh up options
Emerging reports reveal that English Premier League outfit Chelsea have received a bid of £23 million for left full-back Emerson Palmieri from Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan.
While the Blues are willing to part ways with the player, Inter Milan are keen to land him to solve their defensive issues ahead of the coming season.
For the West London club, doing away with Emerson Palmieri and Marcus Alonso is already in the pipeline with newcomers for the left-back position a target in the coming summer transfer window. No wonder Frank Lampard now prefers to make us of Ceaser Azpilicueta who is not a natural left player.
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Tutto Mercato Web reports that Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia initially requested for £27 million for Emerson Palmieri but is forced to come down on the price because it is becoming clear that he no longer has a future at the Stamford Bridge.
Inter Milan are offering Emerson Palmieri a five year deal, and he would be paid £3.6 million a year at the San Siro.
However, The West London outfit are considering the option of Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell as a replacement for the left-back position as there is no assurance that Marcos Alonso will also be staying after this season.
EPL: Man United To Pay €140m For Top Transfer Target
English Premier League clubs Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all interested in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho ahead of the resumption of the transfer window this summer and they all need to pay a record fee for him.
According to the report from popular German newspaper Sport Bild, the aforementioned Premier League clubs will have to pay €140m for Jadon Sancho if they want to sign him this summer.
That transfer fee would be a Premier League record as it would surpass the one that took Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus to Old Trafford in the summer of 2016.
Manchester United paid €100m for Pogba to return to the Premier League from the Italian Serie A some four years ago.
Pogba had left the Red Devils in 2012 as a teenager as the Frenchman joined Italian giants Juventus on a free transfer. He spent four hugely successful years with the Turin giants before returning to the Theatre of Dreams.
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Jadon Sancho is in a similar position to Paul Pogba after the England international left Premier League champions Manchester City to sign for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and one year after the world-record move of Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United.
The 19-year-old winger has been a very good signing for Borussia Dortmund and his form for the former Champions League winners has led to several interest from his home country.
Real Madrid FC of Spain and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are also monitoring his situation.
For now, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are the frontrunners for the player who has been able to spearhead the title challenge of Borussia Dortmund in the last two seasons.
Jadon Sancho has scored 14 goals and also provided 14 more goals in the German Bundesliga this season to fire his team to third place on the league table.
EPL: Liverpool Legend Gives Verdict On Klopp Selling Salah This Summer
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has given his verdict on the news that manager Jurgen Klopp could sell star forward Mohamed Salah in the summer as he bids to add new players to the Reds attack.
The former Reds defender was surprised that Liverpool will think about selling Mohamed Salah who’s the topscorer at the club this season.
Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool won’t sell Salah this summer before adding that Klopp will sign new players to improve his frontline ahead of next season.
It had been reported that Liverpool wants to sign both Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.
Jadon Sancho plays his club football for Champions League last 16 recipient Borussia Dortmund, while Timo Werner plays his club football for another Champions League last 16 recipient in RB Leipzig.
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Liverpool have been linked with the club-record £120m swoop of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund as the Reds want the young England international to return to the Premier League.
On his part, Timo Werner will set Liverpool back to the tune of £42m for his transfer from RB Leipzig to England next season.
The two players would cost around £162m and the possible sale of Mohamed Salah could fund the two transfers.
Timo Werner is also a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United though the petite German striker is said to favour a move to join Jurgen Klopp and his players at Anfield.
Jadon Sancho is also in the same situation with Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in him. He was a Premier League Player at Manchester City before his exit three years ago.
Liverpool are clearly not ready to relax despite a spectacular league season that has seen the Reds fail to win just one game. They have a 22-point lead over the chasing pack in the league with 11 games left.
Why Jadon Sancho Is A Perfect Fit For Manchester United
Manchester United are one of the teams in the Premier League keen to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho who has been in devastating form for his team for the better part of the last two years.
Recent reports claimed that Manchester United are ready to spend more than £100m on the 19-year-old England international and he has shown that he has the quality to be the right fit for the Red Devils.
Jadon Sancho was on the books of city rivals Manchester City before he made the decision to leave the Premier League champions in search of regular first team opportunities.
The Three Lions of England winger signed for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and that decision has been the right one for his career.
Sancho became the youngest player to scored 25 league goals in the German Bundesliga earlier this season. He has scored 13 goals and added 13 assists in 20 league matches.
He has been able to form a potent partnership with new Borussia Dortmund signing Erling Haaland. Both players showed their potent partnership during the Champions League last 16 first leg clash at home to French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
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Borussia Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 to hold a slender advantage ahead of the second leg billed for next month with Erling Haaland netting twice.
Jadon Sancho is a perfect fit for Manchester United in the following ways:
Jadon Sancho is a step up in quality in comparison to the wingers at Manchester United at the moment. The Englishman has more quality than the Manchester United options like Daniel James, Juan Manuel Mata etc.
Goals and Assists
Jadon Sancho will add more goals and assists to the Manchester United attack. He has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season in addition to providing 14 goals to the other Borussia Dortmund players.
How Man Utd Could Line Up Under Pochettino With Four New Signings
Manchester United have been consistently inconsistent in the English Premier League [EPL] in the current campaign and that has left a fraction of the fanbase frustrated.
The Red Devils have not finished below seventh spot in the Premier League era but they are currently in eighth position on the table under current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer is under serious threat to keep his job as Manchester United manager with Mauricio Pochettino lurking around.
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino lost his job at the North London club in November 2019 after a poor start to the season – Pochettino has been a long-term Manchester United target.
Manchester United were strongly linked with him before Solskjaer was made their manager at the end of 2018.
Pochettino recently granted an interview where he said that he won’t mind returning to the Premier League dugout.
Some reports even claimed that Manchester United have agreed a deal for him to take over next season.
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Manchester United have targeted two playmakers in the English Premier League [EPL] ahead of next season.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison are major targets for the Red Devils.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has painted the German Bundesliga with goals and assists – He has had a hugely successful three years in Germany since his transfer in the summer of 2017.
Jadon Sancho has scored 15 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season with 14 assists.
The Red Devils are also one of the teams interested in Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
The French striker is also a major target for fellow Premier League top flight side Lyon.
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GK – David De Gea
LB – Luke Shaw
RB – Aaron Wan-Bissaka
CB – Harry Maguire
CB – Victor Lindelof
CM – Bruno Fernandes
CM – James Maddison
AM – Jack Grealish
LW – Anthony Martial
RW – Marcus Rashford
ST – Moussa Dembele