How To Lose Belly Fat: 6 Easy Abdominal Exercises

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Belly fat will set you up for some major health issues. It is a predictor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and many more. Getting rid of your belly bulge is the most important thing you will have to achieve to attain and maintain a healthy life.

When you are working out several times a week to get fit and lose belly fat, you want a routine that offers maximum results in the least amount of time. This article will take you through home workouts that can make your spare tire go away.

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1. Crunches

Crunches are a great exercise for building strong abdominal muscles. If you can perform it correctly and frequently, crunches can help to improve your balance too. This home workout will help you lose fat naturally.

How to Do it:

a. Lie on your back with bent knees and feet flat.

b.  Place your palms by your ears.

c.  Lift your head and curl your shoulders off the floor(keep your lower back).

d.  Take 2 seconds to lift your torso, and 2 seconds to return to the ground.

e.  Your target should be 20/25 reps, 5 sets.

2.  Reverse Crunch.

The reverse crunch is an essential core strengthening exercise that also improves stability throughout your lower back, hips, and spine. This exercise strengthens your abdominal muscles while placing less strain on your back and neck.

How to Do it:

a. Lie down on the floor with your legs fully extended, palms, by your side.

b. With knees bent, lift your legs off the floor.

c. Keep your thighs should be perpendicular to the floor and feet together and parallel to the floor. This is the starting position.

d. Inhale and pull your legs towards your torso. Roll your pelvis backward and raise your hips off the floor.

e. Exhale and lower your legs back to starting position.

f. Avoid doing the exercise too quickly. Don’t use momentum to bring your knees towards your chest. All movements will have to be done using your hips and abs.

g. Your target should be 20/25 reps.

3.  Cross Over Crunch Left

The cross over crunch is a beginner core exercise. The exercise targets your rectus abdominal, external oblique, and internal oblique, as well as the muscles in your lower back. This essential move is not just useful for strengthening these muscles but can also aid in the treatment and prevention of lower back pain.

How to Do it:

a. Lie down, with your right knee bent.

b. Place your hands loosely just behind your ears/head. This is the starting position.

c. With your lower back pressed against the floor, lift your upper body up.

d. Twist to the left, bringing your right shoulder and left knee in towards your core.

e. Slowly return to the starting position.

f. Exhale as you lift your lower body, and inhale as you get up.

g.  Do 20/25 reps, 4 sets.

4.  Vertical Leg Crunch

The vertical leg crunch is an upgraded modification of the original crunch. It focuses on strengthening and toning the middle as well as your side abs.

The upward crunching is another effective move that works your rectus, external, and the internal oblique. This workout does not require any extra equipment and helps reduce your belly fat by building muscles beneath, which are more metabolically active.

How to Do it:

a. Lie on your back, placing your hands behind your head.

b. Extend the legs straight up in the air (perpendicular to the floor). This is the starting position.

c. Exhale and slowly contract your abdominals to pull your torso towards your knees.

d.  Inhale and return to the starting position.

e. Do 20/25 reps, 5 sets.

5.  Plank

The plank is one of the best 101 exercises for your core. It builds static strength, sculpts your waistline, and improves your posture. Planks make your core pop out, strengthen your lower back, and develop your shoulders and diminish your belly fat.

How to Do it:

a.  Place your elbows on the floor, shoulder-width apart.

b. Keep your legs stretched out behind you.

c.  Only your elbows and toes should be in contact with the ground.

d.  Use your abdominal muscles to keep your shoulders, back, legs, and ankles in a straight line.

e.  Hold this position for 1 minute. Repeat the set 5 times.

6. Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers will be the most fruitful exercise in this list and easily the most tiring. Meaning, you get to burn the most calories with this one, which will be a crucial component in shedding that stubborn belly fat.

But don’t think you can get away with this one workout. You need variations to get the most out of your muscles and work varying muscle groups simultaneously.

How to do it:

a. Stand on your hands, face the ground.

b. Keep your legs and back straight.

c. Start running while keeping the position.

d. Do this for 15 seconds each set

e. Do 4-5 sets.

7. V Sit

The terminology reflects the shape of the letter. It’s an advanced static hold move you can do wherever, whenever. Hold out your limbs outward, so your posture resembles the alphabet. For max yield, hold this pose as strongly as you can.

It targets your obliques and the midsection of your core. , and this too is a great exercise to burn belly fat quickly and easily.

How to do it:

a. Lie down with your hips in contact with the ground.

b. Put your hands over your head, five fingers pointing outward. Do the same with your legs; they’ll be pointing outward and elevated. Your posture should resemble the letter ‘V.’

c. Hold the position.

d. Do 10 seconds each rep if you’re a beginner or 20 if you’re an intermediate level.

e. Do 3-4 sets.

One significant factor is that before any workout, you should take a 10/15 brisk walk to get your blood flowing. This will always come to you highly suggested whatever your fitness level may be.

You should set and upgrade your fitness goals depending on your strength and endurance level.

You can do 1 set of each exercise from this list, back-to-back in 15-20 minutes. So try putting this in your weekly fitness rituals.

Bonus Exercise:

In case you are a glutton for punishment, I went ahead and provided you with a couple more exercises to chisel out your abs and diminish your muffin top.

1. Iron Butterflies

‘Iron Butterfly’ is a compound exercise and a total abdominal annihilator. It engages both your upper abs and your lower abs at the same time to increase the efficiency of the move.

How to do it:

a. Spread out your hands outward and keep your legs straight(like you did for the V Sit).

b. Tighten your abdominal muscle and crunch up.

c. Contract your lower belly to crunch up and pull in your legs toward your core, simultaneously.

d. Repeat for 20 seconds straight and pause.

e. Do 4-5 sets, depending on your level.

2. The ‘Dying Roach’

I promise the names get better down the list. This is a massively underrated core workout to get that belly to bulge out, but take caution, this one will leave your stomach sore. The dying roach has been one of the most effective and easy exercises to lose belly fat quickly at home.

How to do it:

a. Hold the back of your head with your hands as you lie down on the mat or the ground.

b. Curl and bend your legs up while remaining in the semi-crunching position.

c. Now use your core entirely to rotate clockwise while maintaining the forms above.

d. Do 15 seconds if you’re a beginner, 25 if you’re on an intermediate level.

e. Do 3-4 sets.

f. Repeat, but on the other side(anti-clockwise)

3. Hip Raises

It’s a core move that is entirely dedicated to the reinforcement of your upper abdominal muscle. And it’s as easy as raising your hip, but don’t let that write this exercise off your list. Try it out and see how efficient this for your abs.

How to do it:

a. Lie down.

b. Place your ‘palms’ next to your hip, and on the floor to have a firm grip.

c.
Raise your lower body from the waist down.

d.
Slowly bring the suspended lower body down and stopping the declining motion at 45 degrees.

e.
Don’t let the suspended legs touch the ground.

f.
Raise it back up again and repeat.

4. Side Plank Twists

This is a famous prison workout. But you don’t have to be an inmate to do it. Side Plank Twist obliterates fat and tones down your obliques.

It’s also a compound exercise that enhances your shoulders as well since your deltoids support to maintain your posture.

How to do it:

a. Form the side plank position, using either side for support.

b. Place one leg over the other.

c.
The entire body has to be completely straight and aligned.

d.
Pull your bottom knee to your opposite elbow

e.
Switch sides and repeat.

f.
Do 10-12 reps, 4 sets.


5. Roman Twists

Roman Twists are the rotatory motion-based  version of the ‘V-Sit.’ It has more mechanics. Hence, more calories burnt, and more toning is done. Simple, it is efficient for torching the entire core.

How to do it:

a. Attain the V-Sit position

b. Make a fist and hold it with the free hand; basically, your upper body is hanging on the tight grip of your first and your hand.

c.
Keep your legs elevated, just like the former exercise.

d.
Now, twist your core to your right, while holding that position.

e.
Twist it back to your left.

f.
Repeat

g.
Do 20-second repetitions, 4 sets.

6. Bicycles

This isn’t your average Bicycle Machine work out. This dynamic move comes without a piece of equipment and works with different muscle groups of your core. It also trains your glutes, quads, and hamstrings to some extent.

How to do it:

a. Lie down.

b. Keep your legs straight and elevated.

c. Put your hands behind the back of your head.

d. Connect your right elbow to your left knee as you pull your left knee and right elbow towards your center, using your core muscles only.

f. Do this for 20 seconds.

g. Put in 4-5 sets

7. Hanging Leg Raise

Leg raises are the staple of all easy belly fat exercises at home. Moving your legs against gravity will always put tension on your abdominal muscle. They also aid in developing the strength and size of your back as well.
Don’t mix this up with dips. They look similar, but they’re two very different moves with different mechanisms.

How to do it:

a. Use a bar or anything to hang from.
b. Keep your head to toe straight and aligned.
c. Pull up your crouched legs towards your center as much as you can.
d. Do 15 reps, 5 sets.

8. Leg lift toe touch

This is a dynamic move, designed to work your lower abs and your upper abs. It may sound super hard, but don’t let that stop you from trying out something fun and efficient.

These are all as super-effective as easy belly exercises can be. It only gets harder from here on out, but for a short while. If your last throughout that ‘short while,’ you will achieve exceptional levels of stamina and endurance, and you will move on to the heavyweight moves.

How to do it:

a. Lie down and lift your leg as high as you can.
b. Crunch up and touch your toes.
c. Get back without putting your legs down.

d. Do 10-15 repetitions, 4 sets.

So start slow and gradually start increasing your workout volume and implement dietary efficiency at your own pace. Good health helps to keep the mind fresh, and a sharp mind will take you a long way in your general life.

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2 thoughts on “How To Lose Belly Fat: 6 Easy Abdominal Exercises

  1. I have some serious problems. I have a belly budge which can be seen easily

    Planning to do this workout and hoping that soon I will get rid of my belly budge

    Thanks for this nice workout plan!!!

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