Going to the gym and certain diets can reduce your belly fat, but they cost a lot and many of us can’t follow a diet due to the lack of willpower – it’s not always possible to avoid delicious food. But, don’t worry – we have 12 simple belly exercises which can reduce your belly and can be easily performed in your home!
Before starting, measure your waist circumference while you’re standing in order to easily determine how much belly fat you have reduced.
Flat stomach workouts
Burpees are an excellent exercise for burning fat which requires no equipment.
Stand with your feet at hip-width and squat down to the floor, then place your hands in front of you. Now jump to a pushup position and rest your body on your hands and toes. Jump back to the starting position and continue back and forth for 30-60 seconds. Do 3 sets with 10 repetitions of the exercise each.
Crunches are a great exercise for reducing belly fat and building strong abdominal muscles.
Lie on the floor with your knees bend and feet on the floor, then place your hands behind your head. Now, push a little of your back into the floor to engage your abs and tilt your chin slightly. Roll your shoulders off the floor – the gap between them and the floor should be about 4 inches. Stay in this position for a moment and move back down. Do 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.
Hindu\Judo Push-up\Dive bombers
This exercise will flatten your belly and can be easily done by people of all ages.
Put your hands on the floor at shoulder’s width apart. Keep your back straight and extend your legs behind to get into a push-up position. Take your hands in the backward direction of your feet and keep them straight, then arch your chest and body forward so that your hips move down towards the floor. When you reach the starting position again, straight your arms and arch your back. Repeat 3 sets of the exercise with 12 repetitions each.
Mountain climbers\Alternating knee-ins
These exercises have a great effect on your abs and can be done at home with no equipment.
Put your hands on the floor at shoulder width, then extend your torso and legs behind you with only your toes and balls of your feet on the floor. Keep your body straight.
Now, flex your knee and hip of either leg and bring the knee up and under your hip, while keeping the other leg extended. Reverse the position of your legs and flex the straight leg until it reaches the starting position. Do 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.
Keep your feet at shoulder width, then do a regular squat and engage your core while jumping up. When landing, lower your body into the squatting position. Do 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.
Lying leg lift
Use a bench if possible for this exercise. Let your legs hang off the edge, then place your hands under the glutes with the palms down. Keep your legs straight while holding a dumbbell between your feet and raising your legs perpendicular to the floor. Hold at the top for a second. Do 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.
In order to perform this exercise, you need strong obliques which can be strengthened by a couple of months of cycling.
Swing your legs left and right in windshield wiper motion – go for 45 degrees to each side if you’re a starter. Now, swing back and forth slowly, and repeat 3 sets of the exercise with 15 repetitions each.
Superman\extenedarms and legs lift
Lie on the floor with your face down and arms and legs extended while keeping your neck in a neutral position. Lift your limbs towards the ceiling to form a U shape, then hold the position 3-5 seconds. Do 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.
This amazing exercise will flatten your belly and strengthen your lower back muscles in no time!
Keep your body in a straight line with your elbow beneath your shoulders – hold this position as much as you can, then switch sides. Do 3 sets with 30 repetitions each.
Stand straight with your legs extended, then bend over from your hips and touch the floor with your palms. Keep your legs straight as you walk your hands forward. Take small steps and walk your hands to your feet. Do 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.
Get into a push up position, then bend your elbows to rest your body weight on your forearms. Suck your belly button in to engage your core and hold the position for a few seconds. Do 3 sets with 30 repetitions each.
These 12 exercises will flatten your belly and require no extra equipment. Try them yourself and you will be amazed by the results!