6 Exercises Guaranteed To Flatten Your Belly Fast
There’s no such thing as quick, magical fixes for your trouble belly spots. If you’re looking for a legit way to whittle away your belly fat, pair the following waist training exercise routine with some healthier eating.
How this workout works: Repeat the series below three times, resting for one minute between sets.
- Side Plank Reach
Begin in standard plank position. With your abs engaged, rotate your right shoulder and hip up toward the ceiling in one fluid movement, twisting your feet so that the inside of your right foot and the outside of your left foot rest on the floor. Extend your arm so that it’s pointing toward the ceiling. Return to the starting position.
Repeat for 15 reps, then switch sides.
- Heel Touches
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.
Lie with your back on a mat, and extend your arms overhead and your legs in front of you with your feet together (A). In one movement, contract your abs, pull your legs up, and touch your toes (B). Exhale as you contract, and keep your feet together throughout the move. Release back down with control. That’s one rep. Immediately contract back up, and complete the recommended number of reps for each set
Continue until you’ve completed 15 reps on each side.
- Oblique Crunches
Start by lying on the ground or mat with your legs at a 45° angle. Hold your head with both hands and lift your left elbow and cross it over to your right side, do the same for the other side. Perform 10 Reps on each side. Perform 5 sets of 30 reps (15 reps on each side).
- Bicycle Crunches
From the starting position, keep your right leg extended so that it is hovering above the floor, and bring your left knee into your chest. Immediately after you’ve brought your left knee to your chest, extend your left leg completely so that it is straight and hovering above the floor. Bring your right knee into your chest (in a pedaling motion.) While your legs are pedaling, incorporate a twist in the upper body, meeting the knee at your chest with the opposite elbow (e.g. as you bring your left knee to your chest, twist your upper body to the right so that your right elbow touches your left knee.)
- Bent-Knee Pilates Hundred
Lie on your back with your knees bent at 90 degrees, shins parallel to the floor (arms at your sides). Lift your head and shoulders. Inhale and pump your arms, palms facing down, 3 to 4 inches off the floor, 5 times. Exhale and pump your arms 5 more times. This is 1 breath cycle, or 1 rep. Repeat until you have completed 15 breath cycles.