6 Exercises to Burn Stomach Fat Fast
Another great thing about cycling is that it’s a competitive sport so you can use a little competition to motivate you. Just choose one goal that challenges you but is still within your reach and create a game plan for finishing it. Soon, you won’t feel like you’re exercising anymore!
These exercise are so incredibly effective because they engage your entire core and use large movements, which burn far more calories than isolated moves can. The more muscles you engage, the more oxygen and calories you need to perform the exercise, and that’s where the fat-burning begins.
1. Air Cycling:
Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up. Lift your knees to a 45 degree angle. Slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion with the legs. Alternately touching your elbows to the opposite knee twisting back and forth through the core, keep the elbows back rather than forward to the chest as this could strain the neck
You should not lift your hands above the ground in any condition. continue to do this exercise for 2 minutes and repeat the set 3 times. But before doing this exercise, you should do a little bit of warm up exercises for some time.
2. Full Sit-Up and Twist:
With your knees bent and your back flat on the floor, use your stomach muscles to raise your shoulders off the floor. Once they are off the floor, twist your shoulders in the direction of the opposite knee, and then go back to the starting position. Repeat for the other shoulder.
3. Butterfly Crunch:
Lay down on your back keeping your feet together and close to the body (the knees bent outwards to the sides forming butterfly wings). Place your hands behind your head. Breathe out and lift your chest just a few inches off the ground towards your legs while keeping the back flat on the ground and the stomach muscles contracted.
Move back to the starting position and repeat this 10 times.
4. Exercise Ball Crunch:
Doing crunches on a Swiss ball is a great way to vary the range of motion you utilize. Be careful not to let you head or neck arch too far backward during the downward movement: Instead focus on letting your back and abs do all the work. HOW TO DO IT: Lay down on the ball with just you inner back touching the ball. Make sure your legs are at a 90 degree angle and lift your upper half slightly and come back down. Be careful not to strain your neck or your back. That’s one rep. Do 1-3 sets with 12-16 repetitions.
5. Leg Lifts:
Leg lifts are very effective in killing the lower belly fat and muffin tops.
Standing lateral leg lifts also strengthen hip abduction. If you have good balance, you can stand with your hands on your hips. If you are unsteady, you can start by standing near the kitchen counter where you can use your fingertips for balance. Stand erect with head and shoulders over your hips. As you perform this exercise, make sure you don’t lean forward or to the opposite side. Flex your toes and raise your leg out to the side 12 to 24 inches. Hold three to five seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.
Perform 15 reps
6. The Captain’s Chair Leg Raise:
This exercise requires a captain’s chair, a rack with padded arms allowing for the legs to hang free that is commonly found in gyms or health clubs. To do this exercise, stand on the chair and grip hand holds. Press back against the pad then raise knees to the chest to contract the abs then lower them back down. Do 1 to 3 sets with 12 to 16 repetitions