5 Easy Exercises To Trim Your Waistline And Eliminate Muffin Tops
Many people believe that you are what you eat, but is this actually true. The real truth is you might be eating all the right foods but you’re still finding yourself far from a healthy figure. If you have been eating healthy but still find yourself with rolls or fat hanging over the sides of your jeans. Then this below is meant just for you.
What Is A Muffin Top.
When discussing muffin tops it’s rare for the conversation to be focused on the delicious top half of a breakfast pastry. Muffin tops are actually known as an overflowing of fat. Muffin tops usually occur when someone is wearing a pair of fitted pants. However, if your muffin top is spilling over in a pair of pants you know fits you perfectly, then these 5 fat targeting workouts are for you.
Note: Make sure to always warm up before starting an exercise. Warming up will prepare your body for vigorous movements and keep you away from injuries.
Burpees are miraculous exercise to burn extra calories and make you stronger. Position your feet about hip-width apart and squat to the floor, placing your hands on the floor in front of you. Now jump the feet out and come to a pushup position, on the hands and toes with the body in a straight line. Then, return to start position, by jumping the feet back. Repeat this jump with your feet out and in for 30 to 60 seconds for 3 sets of 15 reps
Dumbbell twists are perfect for targeting your hips and oblique muscles. Targeting these specific muscles will help your body burn a significant amount of fat in your problem area (muffin top).
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Take one dumbbell (about 10-15 pounds) in both hands and straighten the arms. Reach it to the right (turning your head and torso to this side) while pivoting on your left toe. Bend the elbows and knees while bringing the weight to the left hip in a squat. Tighten the abs as you exhale through each rep. Repeat these exercises 15 times, then switch to the opposite side.
This exercise is quite similar to the dumbbell twist, heel touches will target your oblique’s and burn fat. Lie on the floor on your back and bend your knees and your heels to your glutes. Place your hands flat on the ground on both sides of your body. Lean to each side allowing your fingertips to touch your heel, hold for a count of 2 seconds and then lean to the other side. Repeat this exercise for 15 repetitions a side.
One Minute Side Plank (30 seconds each side)
This exercise is great for love handles and your lower back. Lie on either side of your body, place one forearm on the ground under you and push your body up. Hold this position as long as your body can hold it. Make sure your body’s in a straight line and don’t drop your hips.
This might be the most basic exercise, but, it’s by far the most effective. When you engage in running, your body is able to burn off loads of calories. Your body gets rid of fat by converting fat in the body into usable energy (calories) thus removing it from your body.
While performing these exercises, remember to remain hydrated. While exercise and eating right are important to fat loss, your hydration is the key to quickly and efficiently burning away your unwanted fat.