It’s no secret that belly fat is one of the hardest types to get rid of – they don’t call it “stubborn” for nothing! Thankfully, there are plenty of highly effective at-home exercises that melt belly fat in no time! Before we give them a try together, hit that subscribe button and ring the bell icon to join us on the Bright Side of life! Exercise #1: Push-ups You might assume that push-ups just work your arms and chest, but they also target and eliminate belly fat, which is exactly what we’re looking for! Begin the exercise by lying flat on the ground, belly side down! Now place your hands on the ground directly below your shoulders.
Then, simply push up off the floor. Your body should make a straight line, so don’t let those hips dip! Lower yourself, and then push up again. Let’s do 10 reps! Ready? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, aaand 10! Good start! Exercise #2: Burpees A lot of people dread burpees, but they really are a “must” if you’re looking to annihilate belly fat that just doesn’t want to go away! Get into a squat position with your palms flat on the ground. From here, kick your feet back so that you land in a straight-arm plank.
Bring your feet back to the squat position, stand up, and jump towards the ceiling. Now that everything’s clear, let’s try to do 10 reps! 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… You’re doing great, hang in there! …6… 7… 8… 9… 10. Phew, nice job! Exercise #3: Mountain climbers Mountain climbing is a great exercise for your whole body. There’s just one little problem: you don’t always have a mountain around to climb! Thankfully, mimicking the process will also do the trick, burning all that belly fat away! Start the exercise by getting into a straight-arm plank. Make sure your wrists are in-line with your shoulders. Lift your right foot, bend the knee, and bring it up towards your chest. Put your right foot back in the starting position, and do the same thing with your left leg. Keep switching legs. We’re gonna do 8 reps for each leg, so that makes 16 total. Ready? Climb! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8… Keep it up!… 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16! Perfect! Exercise #4: Crunches What’s a workout without some crunches? This exercise is a true miracle for removing excess fat from your abdomen, getting you one step closer to a perfectly toned belly.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Don’t forget to place your hands behind your head so that your thumbs are behind your ears. Now engage your core to lift just your shoulders and upper back off the ground. Hold this pose for a moment before slowly returning to the starting position. Let’s do it 10 times! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. You’re on fire today! Keep that energy up for our next exercise! Exercise #5: Sumo squat Sumo squats aren’t nearly as intense as they sound! And more importantly, they do a lot of good for your body, and that includes burning belly fat! Start by standing with your feet much wider than shoulder-width apart.
Point your toes out at a 45-degree angle. While keeping your back straight, lower your body down into a squat so that your knees are at bent at a 90-degree angle. Come half-way back up, and then lower yourself down again. Doing 10 sumo squats will be enough for today’s workout, so… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Awesome! Exercise #6: Sprinter sit-ups Just like with mountain climbing, if you’re not gonna run, you can fake it till you make it! Sprinter sit-ups give you pretty much the same results as actual running without being so hard on your knees like the latter. They use your own body weight to strengthen and sculpt your waistline. Lie flat on your back with your arms down by your sides. Then, simultaneously lift your right knee up off the floor, use your abs lift your upper body off the ground, and meet your chest and knee in the middle.
Bring your left arm forward and your right arm back. Return to the initial position, and then repeat everything with the opposite leg. So, you’ll lift your left knee and bring your right arm forward. Continue switching sides, and it’ll look like you’re running while lying down! Let’s do 8 reps, starting with your left arm and right knee. 1, now left knee, 2, back to the right one, 3, switch it again, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. That wasn’t too hard now, was it? Exercise #7: Bicycle crunches Bicycle crunches not only get rid of upper and lower belly fat, they’ll sculpt your obliques too. You know what that means: no more muffin top! Start by lying on the ground with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on the back of your head with your thumbs behind your ears. Now, in one continuous move, bring your right leg up, lift your upper body off the floor in a crunch, and turn your torso to the right so that your left elbow and your right knee meet in the middle.
Straighten the right leg back out, but keep it off the ground. Do the same thing with your left leg and right elbow. It’s a lot of coordination, but it gets smoother and easier to do with practice! Let’s try 15 reps for each leg, making a total of 30. Think you can do it? Sure you can! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8… Keep going!… 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15…Half-way there!… 16, 17, 18, 19, 20…Just 10 more!… 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30! Nailed it! Only one more exercise, don’t give up on me now! Exercise #8: Forearm plank Planking is the best way to finish up any workout. This exercise targets your entire core and improves your stamina. It’s basically a full-body workout within one exercise! To do it, place your forearms on the ground while keeping your elbows below your shoulders.
Then, use your abs to lift your body up off the ground. The only things that should be touching the floor are your forearms and toes. Stay in this position for the next 30 seconds. Three, two, one… GO! …Forearm plank is actually the most common form of the plank exercise. Since you’re still a beginner, 30 seconds is the optimal plank time for you. But as you start to do this exercise regularly, you’ll gradually work your way up to 60 seconds, putting you at an intermediate level of fitness. But even after that, your core will be ready for a more advanced challenge, and you’ll be able to plank for 90 seconds or more! But your 30 seconds are now up, so you’re done for today! Be sure to do this training routine at least 2-3 times a week to get the sculpted abs of your dreams! And if you want even quicker results (who doesn’t?!), you may want to take a closer look at two other fat-burning activities that are definitely a lot more interesting than just running! That is, swimming and jumping rope: I mean, just look at a swimmer’s body – the results speak for themselves! Plus, it’s super fun! Just don’t forget to pay attention to a couple of important factors here.
First of all, make sure that the strokes you choose are strenuous – that’ll help you burn more calories. Your basic swimming exercise plan should include resistance training, kickboard exercises, water crunches, and some bicycle abs, which is pretty much the swimming version of bicycle crunches. All these exercises target your belly fat, keeping your abdomen toned and flat. As for jumping rope, it increases your stamina and agility, and it’s perfect for targeting any fat on the body, the belly region included! But to get the results you want, you have to follow proper technique.
The most important thing to know is that you should lift your feet only a few inches off the ground, without touching your heels to the floor. Turning the jump rope with only your wrists instead of your whole arm also helps. It’s better not to set yourself exact goals here – jump rope every day for as long as you can. As you incorporate it into your daily or regular body routine, you’ll notice that it becomes easier and easier with time. And, of course, it won’t be long till you see your dream body in the mirror! Do you know any other effective ways to get rid of belly fat? Tell us in the comment section below. Don’t forget to give this video a “like,” share it with your friends, and click “subscribe.” Always stay on the Bright Side of life! .