Belly fat is a common problem faced by 60% of the population. However, dealing with a flabby abdomen can be easily managed without visiting a gym if you are determined to practice a few simple workouts. Listed below are some of the most powerful exercises that can shape up your belly.
Mountain Climber Plank
It boosts your energy levels and helps in burning the fat around the waist and hip regions.
How to Do: Bring yourself into a plank position. Shift the weight of your body from your forearms to your hands. Stretch your arms and keep your elbows straight. Keep your hips and back in a straight line. Lift your left foot and raise the left knee close to your stomach. Bring it back to its original position. Repeat the same with your right foot. You can do this exercise for 1 minute and repeat it once in a day.
Pilates can harden your abdominal muscles.
How to Do: You can practice Pilates exercises like rollups and Scissor kicks to accelerate your weight loss. To practice scissor kicks, lie on your back and lift your legs alternately. When you lower the legs, make sure that they do not touch the floor. The above Pilates exercise can be practiced for 5 minutes in a day and no repetitions are required.
It strengthens the muscles on either side of your stomach and ribs.
How to Do: Sit with your legs extended on a floor mat. Raise your knees until your heels are flat on the floor. Tilt your hip and back slightly backward. Keep your back straight. Cross your arms horizontally and hold them straight in line with your shoulder. Move your upper torso from side to side by keeping your hips straight. Repeat the exercise 20 to 30 times and practice it twice in a day.
It can strengthen the muscles around your arms, shoulders, abdomen, and back.
How to Do: Stand straight on a floor mat. Keep your feet at hip-width. Bend down and place your hands on the floor. Slowly inch forward with your hands until your back is straight. Reverse the steps by inching backward with your hands until you can touch your feet. Repeat the above exercise 6 to 10 times.
Planks can easily burn the fat around your abdomen and arms.
How to Do: Lie on your stomach with your back straight. Bend your elbow and place your forearms on either side of your shoulders. Place the balls of your feet on the ground. Slowly lift your body with the help of your forearms and feet. Make sure that your elbows are in line with your shoulders. Stand in this position for 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat the exercise 2 times a day.
It helps in overall weight loss and particularly aids in burning the fat around the hips and stomach.
How to Do: Running is the best cardio training you can practice for burning belly fat. Practice high knees running with intervals for best results. During a high knees run, raise your knees up to your belly level and swing your arms as fast as you can. Run at a high speed for 30 seconds and then slow down for the next 30 seconds. Repeat it for 5 minutes. You can do high knees running 2 to 3 times a day.
By practicing at least 5 of the above-mentioned workouts, you can visibly reduce your belly fat within a period of 6 to 8 weeks. However, the result would largely depend on regular practice and diet control.