9 Exercises for Burning Belly Fat You Can Do at Home
Always Combine Exercise with Nutrition.
Whether you’re trying to slim down for summer or fit into an outfit for a special occasion, how to lose cm’s from around the waist is a question we get asked all the time.
Eating a balanced diet is a great start and we have outlined the best foods for targeting belly fat in another blog. But nutrition needs to be complemented with physical exercise and a less sedentary lifestyle.
Combining an active daily routine with a good diet is the key to help burn off belly fat quicker. Which is why we have outlined some of our best exercises and movements to help burn off any unwanted stomach fat!
It’s also important to note that everyone has different goals when it comes to exercise and these movements can be used to tighten your core, burn belly fat or just break a great sweat!
Assume a push-up position with your hands below your shoulders, lifting your right foot off the floor, drive your right knee towards your chest. Repeat with the left, and so on.
Burpees are a great yet simple 4-step exercise to get rid of stubborn belly fat. Get into a squat position with your palms flat on the ground. Kick your feet back and get yourself into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended. Immediately return to your feet to the squat position and then repeat.
Starting on your back lying down, raise both hands behind the head and tilt the neck forward. Leave one knee bent with the opposing elbow reaching forward to be almost touching, alternate between sides and continue to bring each knee towards the chest.
Skipping is a great alternative when wanting to mix up cardio exercises. Another very underrated movement when considering the loss of belly fat.
Whilst skipping remember to breathe in through your nose and out the mouth whilst keeping your core locked on. This will ensure a great workout and keep you from over exerting yourself throughout the movement.
The plank hold is a common position used to strengthen the core. Supporting yourself on a mat face down with your elbows. lock together your hands, straighten your back evenly and lock your core and pelvis in to hold your weight. The burn is almost instant, gradually try to increase your time every chance you get.
Squats may not be hugely renowned for a getting rid of belly fat but the benefits when completed correctly are massive. Whilst squatting, remember to lock your core and tense your glutes throughout the movement to ensure your body position is solid and not swaying.
This movement is very underrated when considering core strength and loss of belly fat, the activation of the glutes and upper thigh can help remove that stubborn fat in surrounding areas of the stomach.
The beauty of walking is the low impact it has on the body whilst still allowing a moderate level of exercise. It has a decreased risk of injury compared to running or jogging and can be a great way of getting outdoors and moving.
The crunch is one of the most popular exercises for removing excess fat from your belly. Begin by lying face-up on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, place your hands behind your head with your thumbs behind your ears, Curl up and forward so that your head, neck, and shoulders lift off the ground. Hold for a moment and then slowly return to the starting position.
A great belly burner which can be implemented into any core workout. Start lying down on your back, raise your feet slightly off the ground and kick alternatively at a steady pace. With this exercise, it is more beneficial to base this movement off time instead of reps, insuring that you do not rush and finish each rep correctly.
Here at Live Life Get Active we emphasise the importance of a balanced diet incorporated with physical exercise. Stubborn belly fat can be a pain to lose on your own so why not join a community with likeminded goals and get moving today. Register at LLGA for FREE and find your closest camp.