13 Exercises for Losing Stomach Fat Fast ...

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For many women, the abs are a real problem area and, sadly, much as we might wish there were a miracle pill or machine to magically get us into shape, the unfortunate truth is that such a thing just doesn’t exist.

The best route to a toned midsection is a solid, old fashioned work out, and to help you get the best out of yours, I’ve done some research and put together a list of 13 exercises for losing stomach fat fast.

1. The Exercise Ball Beginner’s Crunch

The Exercise Ball Beginner’s Crunch

Start sitting upright on top of the inflatable exercise ball, feet flat on the floor, knees in line with your hips.

From this position, inhale, engage your abs and lean back so that your body is behind the vertical;

take care that you use your stomach muscles here and not those supporting your lower back.

Hold for a few seconds before returning to the upright position.2

Do 3 sets of 12 reps.

2. The Basic Bicycle

The Basic Bicycle

While the average crunch focuses on the top of your abs, this one will work the hard-to-reach lower portion as well.

Lie on you back with your shoulders, hips and pelvis in neutral position.

Place your hands behind your head, ready to crunch.

Engage you abs (not your back!) and bring your knees up to around 45 degrees.

Slowly begin to pedal with your feet, as you would a bicycle and, at the same time, bring your elbow up to meet the opposite knee (right elbow touches left knee, then left elbow touches right knee).

Continue through 1 -3 sets, each of 12 – 16 reps.

3. The Oblique Crunch

The Oblique Crunch

This manoeuvre alters the ordinary ‘sit-up’ so that it targets the oblique muscles for a narrower, more defined waistline.

Lie flat on your back, body in neutral, knees bent and feet in line with your hips.

Drop your knees to one side, keeping your shoulders and upper back in contact with the floor.

Place hands behind your head and bring your shoulders up taking care that you’re completing the movement using your abdominal muscles and not compensating with any others.

Hold the crunch for a few seconds and return to neutral keeping your knees on the floor;

do 6-8 reps like this before switching to the other side.

Continue through 1-3 sets.

The Face-down Knee Lift
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