Belly fat is not only unsightly to look at, but it can also lead to some serious medical problems later down the road if you don’t try to work on it now.
Often, living in big, busy cities, you may not have access to outdoor running tracks and you may be too busy to hit the gym regularly.
Below, we have outlined 10 great workouts, which are very effective at burning belly fat and can be done in the comfort of your own home or in facilities that you could easily access.
1. Jumping rope
Jumping rope for 2 to 10 minutes at a time can help you get rid of belly fat while maintaining your overall physique and having fun.
The crunch is one of the most popular exercises for removing excess fat from your abdomen.
Begin laying on the floor on your back. Bend your knees while keeping your feet flat on the floor. Put your hands behind your head so that your thumbs are behind your ears. Use your core muscles to pull your upper body forward, bringing your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground with it. Try to hold the position for as long as you can, and then lay back down. Repeat the process. Begin by trying to reach a total of 10 crunches.
3. Bicycle crunches
Whether you want to lose belly fat or have a perfectly sculpted abdomen, bicycle crunches are perfect for you.
Start in the same position as for a crunch. The exercise consists of lifting your right leg and, at the same time, lift your shoulders and bring the opposite elbow to your knee. Next, straighten the leg but keep it above the ground as you repeat this exercise again on the opposite side.
4. Mountain Climber
This exercise is designed to mimic mountain climbing, needless to say it’s pretty effective at burning undesired belly fat.
Begin with your body in the plank position. Lift one foot and bend your knee as you pull that knee in between your chest and the floor. Return your foot so that you are again in the plank position, and repeat the exercise with your other foot.
This simple exercise, used in military workouts around the world, is not only great for burning belly fat, but also helps improve your overall physique.
All you have to do is lie on your chest on the floor so that your back is facing the ceiling. With one hand on each side, use your arms to raise and lower your body. Repeat.
6. Sprinter Squats
This exercise serves to recreate the positive effects of running in a confined space using only your body weight to help strengthen your core.
Lie on your back with your arms down at your sides. In one quick motion, sit up as far as you can while bringing your left arm forward and your right knee toward your chest. Repeat on the other side. The movement feels a bit like you’re running.
7. Sumo Squats
Sumo squats are effective for getting rid of even the most stubborn belly fat.
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and with your feet angled away from your body at about 45 degrees. Next, you should squat at a 90-degree angle and, at the same time, raise your hands so that they meet just below your chin. Go halfway up and then back down again. Repeat 10 times.
Not only is this exercise great for keeping belly fat away, but it’s also very simple to perform and takes up minimal space. You can even perform them on the floor, right next to your bed.
To start, stand up straight. Next, get into a squat position, placing your palms so that they face the floor. From there, step back with your feet to end up in a plank. At this point, the arms should remain extended. Return your feet to the squat position. From there, stand up.
The most enjoyable and very effective way to lose belly pooch is swimming. It is also a great general exercise to maintain fitness. The strokes you choose should be strenuous to help you burn more calories.
10. Forearm Plank
The most popular of the plank exercises currently in use, the forearm plank is not only a great way to reduce belly fat, but it also has the added benefit of strengthening the arms, shoulders, core muscles and glutes at the same time.
Start with your body in a push-up position, with your toes and forearms on the floor. Position the elbows so that they align with the shoulders, while the arms remain parallel to each other. Next, lift the body, similar to a push-up, so that the entire weight of the body is supported by the toes and forearms.
For those new to this exercise, try to hold the posture for a period of 30 seconds. This time can be increased as it becomes easier to hold up to 60 seconds, and eventually to a period of holding the posture for a full 90 seconds.