Belly fat. The route of all evil. Since the dawn of time, men and women set out on a quest to conquer this beast. Yet, even now in 2016, we struggle with it. There is still hope, though. Just follow these top 10 best exercises and you might just be on your way to a flatter belly.

1. WARM UP EXERCISES TO LOSE BELLY FAT

It’s never good to jump into anything and that goes for ab workouts too. Get your favorite comfortable mat, lie down on your back and do some light crunches. Make sure to really squeeze in from your abs and don’t forget to breathe.

2. KNEE TOUCH EXERCISES TO LOSE BELLY FAT

Now, take your hands from behind your head and put them in front of you. Continuing with the crunch theme, reach up andĀ touch the knees with your hands from the lying down position. Again, focus on tightening your abs in the process.

3. BICYCLE CRUNCHES EXERCISES TO LOSE BELLY FAT

Now get up in a sitting position with your knees bent and hands behind your head. Like riding a bike, bring legs to your chest one leg at a time. For example, if you bring your right leg to your chest, reach over with your left elbow behind the head and touch it. Alternate like this for 15 reps.

4. LEG DROP EXERCISES TO LOSE BELLY FAT

No lie flat on your back and put your legs up towards the sky at a 90-degree angle. With your arms flat by your side, slowly drop the legs so they’re inches above the ground and back up again.

5. LEG DROP EXERCISES TO LOSE BELLY FAT

This one is quite similar to the last exercise. However, when dropping both legs, leave one down, slightly above the ground, and bring the other one up in the air. Drop that one back down and bring the alternate leg up once again.

6. THE ELBOW PLANK EXERCISE

There are all sorts of planksĀ but the elbow plank is a great way to shed stomach fat. Start on the floor resting on your forearms and knees. Step your feet out once at a time and come into the plank position. Hold for 30 seconds.

7. THE SIDE PLANE

Since you’re already in the plank position, just turn over, rest on your right or left elbow and stack the feet one on top of the other. Put your other arm behind your head and hold that position for 30 seconds.

8. HANG AND CURL TO KILL STOMACH FAT

Using a pull-up bar, get a grip with your palms facing out toward each other. Start with your legs hanging down and pull your abs towards your spine and bend the knees while lifting them toward your chest. Furthermore, slowly lower the needs to a straight leg position.

9. DOUBLE CRUNCHES

Lie on your back once again and raise your arms and legs to a 90-degree angle. Using your abs, lift both shoulders and pelvis off the ground. Touch your fingers to the toes. Do 20 reps.

10. EXERCISE BALL CRUNCHES

Get an exercise ball and place your hands behind your head while sitting on the ball. Walk your feet away from the ball so that your back rolls on the ball. The ball needs to support your hips and your lower back. Lift the upper body 45 degrees and the abs toward the spine.

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