Best exercises to reduce stomach fat

Best exercises to reduce stomach fat

We’d all like to lose a few centimetres, or inches, from around our waists so we’ve compiled a little list of some of the best exercises to reduce stomach fat. Get sweating!

Crunches

The humble crunch maintains its spot at the top of the list for targeting tummy fat. Simply lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.

With your hands behind your head, raise your torso, so your back is off the floor and your core muscles are worked. Return to the start position and repeat.

Twist crunch

Once you’ve become a bit of an expert at the crunch you can graduate to the twist crunch. This is where you start in the original crunch position, but raise your feet off the ground slightly and when you crunch, with your hands behind your back, reach your elbow to the opposite knee and then repeat on the other side.

Lunge twist

Standing straight and looking straight ahead, step forward with your left leg and bend your left leg until your knee is nearly touching the floor. Then twist your torso (not your hips) towards the right. Turn back to centre and repeat but on the following side.

Side planks

Beginning on your side with your feet together, make sure your forearm is directly below your shoulder. Pulling in from your core, raise your hips until your body is in a straight line from head to feet. Hold this position and don’t let your hips drop. Repeat on the other side.

HIIT sprints

You can do this either outdoors or on a treadmill. Run as fast as you can for 30 seconds, followed by 30 seconds rest. Repeat between 10-15 times. The HIIT method of exercising is a very effective fat burner, and stands for High Intensity Interval Training.

 

 


The Author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for PayasUgym. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.

Comments

Simon J.
28 February 2018

Simon J.

has to be HIIT for using up calories, which is the only way to reduce fat. Then the others come to tone up muscle - but as we all know, it is all too easy to grow that 'winter coat' with too much food.

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