What’s one of the seemingly hardest areas to lose weight? I’d argue it’s probably the belly. That hard-to-lose fat in the lower belly is called “visceral fat” and can be more than just a nuisance. It can cause health problems and put you at risk for diabetes and heart disease. So, whether you do it to feel better about yourself or to stay healthier, let’s learn about 7 belly fat exercises that you’ll love!
Ab exercises should go beyond the basic crunch. In fact, if you want to strengthen your core and define your muscles, you should vary the exercises you do. Varying your belly fat exercises helps you target all the important muscles as we focus on lower abs, upper abs, as well as your sides.
Nothing burns stomach fat easier than crunches.
Crunches, according to some fitness experts, occupy the top rank among fat-burning exercises. If you are a beginner, start doing crunches 10 times per set. Each day, you must accomplish two to three sets of crunches.
Yes, it’s yoga, but this is one of the toughest that you would want to work towards. Try holding the pose for one full minute. You can almost feel your whole core tightening as you do this. To make sure you get the form down, try watching this quick how-to video here.
Pulses are like reverse crunches. Start sitting on the floor with your back straight, then lean back so your torso is at a 45-degree angle, and pulse up and down a few inches, engaging your core. It might look awkward, but try doing 3 sets of 20 pulses. You’ll feel this.
Bicycle Abdominal Exercises
While still on your back, continue to keep your hands on your head. Bring your knees into your chest and then straighten one leg while turning your upper body toward the opposite bent knee. Alternate with your right and left leg until you perform 20 repetitions.
I have to admit: I’m not a big fan of Mountain Climbers, but I have to respect how I feel doing them afterward. To perform this pose, start in a high plank position. Place your hands under your shoulders and extend your legs behind you. Next, tuck your tailbone in as you engage your core muscles. Now that you’re in position, bend one knee and draw it to your chest. Now straighten it behind you and then switch sides. To get a good workout, do this 15 times, pause, and then do it again.
Is it a push-up? A jumping jack? If you want a belly fat exercise that will make you sweat, look no further. It’s the exercise that you will love to hate. To watch how a burpee is done, watch this video.
Running on an Incline
Surprised? Whether you’re outside on a hill or at the gym on an inclined treadmill, try this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes. It’s actually a great belly fat-burning exercise. Also, a great way to get your heart rate up!
Did these exercises work for you? Are there belly fat exercises that we should include for next time? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please email me at email@example.com. Also, please be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive more great tips straight to your inbox each Friday. If you’d like to learn more, check out a 5-Minute Ab Workout to Start Your Morning.