Even if you’re the least vain person in the world, you probably won’t deny that you’ve always wanted to have the perfect stomach – and if not perfect, at least without excess fat.
When it comes to burning fat, though, what has accumulated in the abdominal area is the most difficult to burn because exercises for this region can be tedious, boring, and sometimes even frustrating.
A lot of people will say that they’re trying to lose weight and burn fat from their legs or the buttocks region. But the stomach? Well, the truth is it’s a problem for most of us. Today we’ll talk about a series of exercises that can help you get rid of belly fat efficiently.
Exercise No. 1
This exercise is known as the plank. Get into a position facing the floor but supported by your forearms and toes. Try to maintain this position as long as possible. Your body should form a straight line between your shoulders and your heels. Try to keep your pelvis in a neutral position – neither elevated nor lowered.
To hold this pose, you’ll need to contract your core abdominal muscles. Squeeze them tightly until you feel exhausted – stay in this position as long as you can.
Exercise No. 2
The exercise we’ll describe next is one of the best for burning belly fat and is known as the crunch.
Lay on your back with your hands behind your head and elbows out, with bent knees and feet flat on the floor. Raise your legs until they are at a 90° angle to your body. If you find it difficult to hold that position, you can rest your feet or calves on a chair. When you’re ready, lift your shoulders and upper body off the floor, contracting the abdominal muscles and bringing the knees closer to your elbows at the same time. Make sure you don’t lift your lower back or buttocks off the floor.
Make sure you focus on your breathing while doing this exercise. Exhale as you lift up, and inhale as you lower back to the starting position. You can make this more difficult by holding a dumbbell behind your head as you lift.
Other activities that help burn abdominal fat
It’s important to remember that staying physically active improves one’s health in the long term. So to help increase your physical activity, consider the following tips.
Needless to say this is one of the simplest exercises you can add to your routine, but not all of us do it and this creates health problems and promotes inactivity. But just by walking for a few extra minutes a day you’ll burn that belly fat.
Who doesn’t like to dance? We think everybody does sometimes, even if we do it while we’re alone in our rooms. But dancing isn’t only fun, it’s also healthy. It helps reduce stress levels and most importantly, burns calories and abdominal fat.
Taking the stairs
Ask yourself: are you lazy? If your answer is “yes,” it’s time to start changing the way you behave and when you go out in public stop using elevators and escalators – choose the stairs. This helps burn belly fat. Always take the stairs as often as you can.
Cardiovascular exercise is the most effective way to burn calories and shed abdominal fat. Cardio means any activity that puts your cardiopulmonary system into work in a way that strengthens it over the long term.
You should also do exercises that strengthen your core and your abs. By the core we’re referring not only to the abdominal muscles, but also to muscles in the lower back and pectoral area. The more lean muscle mass the body has, the higher your metabolism, which makes it easier to remove fat in the abdominal area as well as other parts of the body.
Remember: in order to achieve the desired results you need to be fully invested and work hard to make changes in your everyday life.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this article on easy exercises to get rid of belly fat!