Everyone wants to have a flat stomach. People consider crunches an important exercise for reducing the flab from their stomach, but it is not true. In reality, crunches are not very effective exercise for reducing belly fat.
Crunches focus on the front and side areas of the abdomen, whereas an exercise for reducing fat belly must target on all the muscles. There are certain exercises that can help you in losing the belly fat
Types of Exercises to Lose Belly Fat
1. Side Planks
It is a challenging exercise as you are supporting your body with two points and therefore, more pressure adds to your body. It is better than the basic plank exercise. Lie on one hand with elbow below your shoulders. Stack your legs together.
Place the other hand on your waist. Lift your abs so that you are just balancing with your arm. Hold yourself for 40 seconds in the same position. Continue this for at least five times in the start for both the arms.
2. Walkout From Push-Up Position
It is another good exercise as it involves full body movement. It uses the arms and the legs and resistance is applied which helps in strengthening your core. Place yourself in the push up position on the floor. Walk your hands so that your body is stretched to the maximum. Continue the exercise by doing 10 repetitions.
3. Alligator Drags
This abs exercise uses the entire body to stabilize and burn the additional calories by adding movement. This exercise makes the use of Cardio, stability and strength training for providing you with fast results.
Place yourself in the push up position. Drag your body by using your hands to a set distance. A minimum 10-15 yards is perfect. Come back dragging yourself with the hands from where you started. This will be one set
4. Belly Lift
It is one of the abdominal exercises that can be easily done at home. Stand and stretch your legs a little. Put your hands on your knees and bend slightly forward. Exhale the air and try to suck the stomach. Just hold the contraction for at least five seconds. Follow this exercise for five times at the start.
5. Toe Circles
Place a mat on the ground or you can even use your bed. Sleep straight and keep your arms straight. Exhale and start to lift your legs at least 4 inches above the ground. Point your toe and then start moving your legs by making circles once clockwise direction and then in anticlockwise direction. Continue doing this until the time your legs do not get tired.
6. Knee Folds Crunch
Lie on your back on the floor with your hands behind your head and knees folded. Exhale and then try to lift the head and your shoulders above the ground. You can do this for sideways as well by a slight twist of your elbows.
If you follow the exercises that have been discussed, then there are chances that you might observe gradual, but a progress in terms of reduction of belly fat from the body. It is very important to keep yourself motivated while you follow all the above exercises to lose belly fat.