Stomach fat can seem like the hardest thing to get rid of when you’re losing weight. When a lot of people start exercising, they tend to notice significant changes within the first few months; slimmer face, more defined shoulders and a less flabby back. But for a lot of people, stomach fat seems to stick around even through all of this progress.
The reason behind this is because many people are afraid of building muscle, especially women. They are worried about getting “bulky”, thinking that doing a few muscle building exercises will turn them into the hulk. In reality, building muscle can actually give the appearance of being thinner, especially in the stomach area.
If all you are doing is cardio, you are not going to be able to sculpt and shape your body into the figure you want, you are just going to become a smaller version of your previous body type. This is why I am going to show you three different exercises that will help you burn fat and tone your stomach at the same time, giving you the best of both worlds and bringing you one step closer to getting the body you always wanted.
In our daily lives, we use arms and legs and they can be thinner naturally, but the belly is not so active often. Fats build up there so you have to have a healthy diet, workouts and melt those fats.
This is happening even if we pay attention and is more seen in women. And we get belly fat when we lose weight and do not workout too.
Just cardio is never enough to lose weight in the belly and to make muscles too, apart from diet and workouts you have to make other changes too.
These workouts will make the belly muscles stronger and melt the fat easier.
The crunch is the great-grandfather of all ab exercises. It’s simple to do and still proves to be more effective than most of the fancy ab workouts being sold to people these days.
To start off, lay on your back with your knees up and your feet flat on the ground. For an extra challenge you can have the bottoms of your feet facing each other (as shown in the picture above), but if you are just starting out, just stick to keeping your feet flat on the ground.
While laying flat on your back, flex your ab muscles and lift the upper half of your torso as high off of the ground as possible. Hold this position for one full second and slowly lower yourself back down to the ground. It should take three seconds in total to complete one repetition, one second going up, holding for one second, and one second going down. Perform at least 10 repetitions per set.
Lie down and pull the knees up. Feet are flat down and feet are toward each other. If you are beginner, feet are on the floor. Tighten the abs and raise the torso away of the floor. Hold this shortly and return to first pose. One rep is 3 seconds. The hands are anywhere comfortable.
This workout is not mobile and is more static. No reps either here. But is making the abs really ripped and strong. Lie on the belly and elbows are on the ground, forearms in front of you. Flex the abs and lift them off. Toes are on the ground, back is flat.
The body is straight and hold it like this for half a minute. For the obliques, start with one elbow and turn to the side. Face is toward the floor and hips are elevated.
This is complex and is like both cardio and toning. Lie down flat on the back and hands are behind the head. Flex the abs and raise the left knee while you touch the right elbow. Switch sides. Do both sides as one rep. every rep is 3 seconds and do 15 reps.
Do this in 1 take. Total time is 90 seconds and rest for 30. Do 6 reps. If you need more rest time, take it. You have to be safe from injuries foremost.