8 Best and Easy Moves To Melt Your Belly Fat


Are you having a hard time trying to fit into the dress you bought last year? Is stomach fat giving you trouble sleeping? If the answer is yes, then you may want to implement some changes in your lifestyle to address it. Stomach fat can result in negative effects to your health if it is not addressed at the right time. For sure, belly fat does not look good on you aesthetically. But the more important reason for you to address it is its long-term effect to your health. You should also want to read this article on why you may not be losing belly fat.

Arguably the best way to lose stomach fat is exercising. If you are really serious about losing weight, you may need to put in an hour of exercise in your everyday routine to target and reduce belly fat.

There are some great fat burning ab-exercises and in our article we’ll show you 8 simple exercises you can do at home and reduce your belly fat naturally.

1. Crunches

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Nothing burns stomach fat easier than crunches. Crunches, according to some fitness experts, occupy the top rank among fat-burning exercises. It is high time you start including abs-crunching exercises to your daily routine.

How To Do

  • Start by lying down flat with your knees bent and your feet on the ground.
  • Lift your hands and then place them behind the head.
  • You can also keep them crossed on the chest. Inhale deeply.
  • As you lift the upper torso off the floor, you should exhale.
  • Again inhale when you get back down and then exhale as you come up.

2. Twist Crunches

Once you get used to the regular crunches, modify the basic crunch to get an even more effective tummy exercise.

How To Do

  • Lie down on the floor with your hands behind your head.
  • Bend your knees as you would do in crunches, keeping your feet on the floor.
  • You have to lift your upper torso while performing crunches. But, in twist crunches, you have to lift just your right shoulder towards the left, keeping the left side of your torso on the ground.
  • Again alternately, lift your left shoulder towards the right, keeping the right side of your torso on the ground.
  • Repeat 10 times.

3. Side Crunch

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This is almost the same as the twist crunch routine. The only thing you must do is to tilt your legs to the same side with your shoulders simultaneously. The side crunch focuses more on the muscles on your sides.

Aim for two to three sets of side crunches (10 times per set) every day.

4. Reverse Crunches

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Now it’s time to do reverse crunches. This is another good exercise to reduce belly fat.

How To Do

This is similar to the twist crunch exercise. The only thing that you need to do is tilt your legs behind simultaneously with your shoulders. The side crunch focuses on the muscles on your sides.

5. Vertical Leg Crunch

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How To Do

  • Lie flat on the floor, or on the mat, with your legs extended upwards (towards the ceiling) and one knee crossed over the other.
  • Now that you have positioned your body perfectly, do the same as you would have done in the case of crunches. That is, breathe in and lift your upper body from the floor towards the pelvis.
  • Breathe out slowly. As you bring yourself down, breathe in again, and exhale as you go up.
  • Do 12 to 15 reps and up to three sets.

6. Bicycle Exercise:

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No, you don’t need a bicycle for this. Thinking how you can do this? We’ll tell you.

How To Do

  • Lie on the floor and keep your hands either by your sides or behind your head as you do in crunches.
  • Lift both your legs off the ground and bend them at the knees.
  • Bring your right knee close to your chest, keeping your left leg away.
  • Now take your right leg away and bring your left leg close to your chest.
  • Keep doing this as if you are paddling a bicycle.

7. Rolling Plank Exercise:

The rolling plank trains the muscles around your abdomen, hip, and lower back.

How To Do

  • Position yourself on the floor with your knees and elbows resting on the ground.
  • Keep your neck aligned with your spine. Look forward
  • Lift the knees up and support your legs on the toes.
  • Contract your knees and keep breathing normally.
  • This is the plank pose. Stay in this posture for 30 seconds.

Now, start moving to and fro for the next 30 seconds. This is the rolling plank exercise.

  • Lie down on the floor sideways.
  • Support yourself on your right elbow and right leg. Your elbow should be perpendicular to the shoulder, and the left leg should be above the right leg, keeping them together.
  • Keep your knees straight. Your hips should not be touching the ground.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds. Once you get comfortable, you may hold this for one to two minutes.
  • Repeat on the other side too.

While you are in this position, you may also lift the leg on the top and bring it down again. This makes the exercise more effective – it works not only your abs, but also your thighs and hips.

8. The Stomach Vacuum:

Stomach vacuum exercises are low-impact exercises that place greater emphasis on breathing instead of increasing your heart rate.

How To Do

a. This is similar to what we call the cat stretch pose. This is also known as the four-point, transverse-abdominal stomach vacuum. Follow the steps mentioned below to do this exercise for reducing belly fat:

  • Go down to the ground on all fours, supporting your body on your hands and knees.
  • Inhale deeply and loosen your abdomen.
  • As you exhale, tighten the abdomen muscles.
  • Hold this position for 15-30 seconds.
  • Repeat the process.

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