Everybody wishes to have a completely flat belly, especially the girls, but sadly only a very few are actually blessed with it. Some women who had flat bellies before motherhood have to say goodbye to it after the birth of their child, while some poor souls sport a paunch right from childhood. Losing body fat in other areas is not as tough as losing stomach fat, and that is one thing that women of all age group try their best to get rid of. After all, a flat tummy is what only a woman can flaunt. There are so many beautiful dresses that one has to bid goodbye to due to love handles. But, you do not need to spend hours in the gym for this. Just perform the following exercises regularly and see the difference yourself. The best part of these workouts is that they are not heavyweight. I am sure you must be wondering what these exercises are, so without wasting more time, let’s take a look at them.
The Basic Crunch
If you want to lose belly fat, go for the crunches. You must have heard the wonders of stomach crunches, and now it’s time for you to experience it. Performing a basic crunch is very simple; lie on your back on an exercise mat, and rest your hands either to the side of your head or keep them crossed on our chest. Bend your knees at a 90° angle. Your feet should rest on the floor. Slowly lift your shoulder blades, and try to touch your knees with your chest without lifting your legs. You will feel a strain on your stomach muscles. Do not force yourself to touch the knees, only contract your abdominal muscles when you are on the top of the movement and then slowly lower your body. Repeat this exercise 15-30 times, but only when you are used to doing it. Beginners should do only 10 repetitions. The most important tip for this exercise is that you should not try to sit up completely, simply lift your back a little and then go down again.
Lie down on your exercise mat and keep your hands behind your head. Slowly lift your knees and bring them towards your chest. Now, while keeping your legs in the same position, lift your shoulder blades off the ground. Straighten the left leg out while keeping the right leg bended and turn your upper body to the right. Repeat the same with the right leg 15-30 times.
Lie straight on the exercise mat and rest your hands on the either side of the body. Your palms should face down. Now, take a deep breath and lift your legs up so that your feet face the ceiling. Now, slowly push your hips and raise them completely off the mat. Hold this positions for about 2 seconds and then lower the hips again. Beginners should repeat this exercise 10-15 times. Do not directly get up after your last raise. Rest your legs completely on the ground, put your feet on the mat, and then sit up. Important tip for this exercise is to always keep your back straight while performing it.
Lie on the mat with your hands on your side. Bend your knees and lift your legs about six inches above the ground. Now, slowly pull your knees towards your chest, breathe out, and lift your hips off the mat. Contract your abs and then relax. Breathe in and bring yourself down. Repeat this for about 10 times. Try to do at least 3 sets, but only after you are used to it.
As you must have observed, these exercises are really easy and you don’t need any complex machines for them. You will be surely benefited by these exercises, provided you do them regularly. After all, consistency is one of the most important factors when it comes to any form of exercise.