It seems that our bellies are the first places that develop fat. Belly fat can be incredibly hard to get rid of, and even harder to keep off. As with any weight-loss program, exercise is the most important thing. Below you will find several popular, proven belly fat exercises that will help you burn belly fat and achieve your fitness goals.
1. Basic Crunch
This one seems obvious, but crunches made this list because they are simply one of the best ways to burn body fat. I will assume you all know what a crunch is…
2. Reverse Crunch
The reverse crunch is another wildly popular belly fat exercise. You can do reverse crunches by lying on your back, with your feet about 6 inches off the ground. Then, slowly move your knees toward your chest, keeping a slow, steady pace. Bring your knees as close to your chest as is comfortable for you, but keep in mind the more movement you do the more fat you will burn. It is important to go very slow and not just swing your legs with momentum. If you don’t feel a burn in your abs, you’re doing something wrong!
The bicycle exercise is a great way to burn unwanted fat. You can do this by laying on your back and rotating your legs as if you were on a bike. While rotating your legs, lift your torso, as if you were doing a crunch. Alternate sides, and do 10-20 reps at a time for ideal results. Contrary to a common assumption, this is not the same as riding a bicycle. Riding a bike won’t do you much good when it comes to belly fat.
4. Exercise Ball Crunches
Crunches are very effective, but for many they are too painful to do for extended periods of time. If you experience pain in your back or neck while doing crunches, simply switch to exercise ball crunches. These are done just like a normal crunch is done, just with a nice cushy padding underneath you!
5. Leg Raises
Leg raises work your lower abs like no other belly fat exercise. These can be done by laying on your back with your back as flat as possible, and raising your legs together. Be sure to keep a steady, slow movement throughout the exercise. Also, don’t allow other muscles to do the work for you! If you’re not feeling it in your abdomen, then change your position.