5 Effective Ways to Lose Belly Fat at Home

· May 6, 2016
It’s very important that you be consistent with these exercises, and complement them with a healthy and balanced diet to achieve visible results in less time.

One of the most difficult parts of the body to trim and tone is the belly area. Unfortunately, this is also where those extra pounds are the most visible, and you tend to accumulate more fat in the abdomen thanks to poor nutrition and other bad habits.

Is it possible to get rid of those fat rolls without even leaving your house? The answer is yes – as long as you’re willing to accept a long-term challenge.

The most effective way to lose belly fat or fat from any other part of the body is through exercise. Most people prefer to go to the gym because there are specialized machines that help boost your efforts and achieve optimal results.

But for those people who don’t have the time or money to join a gym, you can stop making excuses today because there are effective ways to get rid of that abdominal fat without having to leave your house.

In today’s article we’re going to share the top five exercises for working the abdominal area that will help you lose weight and trim your figure.

Stomach crunches

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Abdominal exercises are recommended to slim down the waistline, tone your stomach, and get rid of localized fat that builds up in this part of the body.

There are different ways to do this, but we want to share the easiest ones that you can practice indoors.

What should you do?

  • On an exercise or yoga mat, lie flat on your back with your knees bent, and feet on the ground.
  • Place your hands behind your head and use your stomach muscles to raise your torso off the ground, keeping your spine straight and avoiding bending your neck (this could cause injury).
  • Do three sets of 10 to 20 repetitions.
  • If you want to increase the intensity of this exercise, do the same motion but with your legs lifted slightly off the ground.

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The plank

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This board-like position, known as the plank, is an exercise that’s growing in popularity because it has demonstrated that in just a few seconds you can work your entire body.

Because the goal is to lose belly fat, it’s very important that as you do this you keep your abdominal muscles contracted.

What should you do?

  • Support your body weight with your forearms and toes, facing downward on an exercise mat. Make sure that your elbows are directly beneath your shoulder blades, and keep your back straight.
  • Try to hold this position for at least 20 seconds, and do five repetitions. You will be at an advanced level if you can hold this pose for up to a minute.

Frog kicks

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This simple exercise works the middle and upper abdominal area, which is more difficult to tone.

What should you do?

  • Sit on a firm surface and support yourself with your hands. Place your feet up in the air with your knees slightly bent.
  • Pull your knees toward your chest, and then push them out again.
  • You should feel the strain of this exercise in the muscles of your abdominal wall. Do 10 to 20 repetitions.

Leg lifts

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The trick to this exercise is to keep your abdominal muscles tight while you raise your legs.

What should you do?

  • Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and legs fully extended.
  • Keeping both legs together, raise them slowly, as if a thread were wound around your feet and lifting them toward the ceiling.
  • Try to keep your legs elevated for a few seconds without altering the position of the rest of your body, and then lower them slowly back to the starting position.

Abdominal stretches

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To finish up this exercise routine, it’s a good idea to do some stretching exercises that target the abdominal area.

The goal is to tone, but stretching also helps your body recover after higher intensity exercise. That’s why it’s best to leave this for the end.

What should you do?

  • Lie face down with your hands on the floor.
  • Push yourself up on your arms, so that your torso arches back and causes you to contract your abdomen.

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Getting rid of abdominal fat is a challenge that requires a lot of patience and commitment.

These exercises will help you flatten your tummy, but in addition to practicing them on a regular basis you should complement them with a healthy and balanced diet.