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Top 5 Exercies To Burn Belly Fat

Updated on January 31, 2012

Before we get to to the list of exercises to lose belly fat, lets make sure that you understand that your diet must be in order. This is because you exercise until your blue in the face, but if you are putting in the stuff that created the belly fat then you are fighting a losing battle. You need to reduce the fat and bad carbohydrates from your diet. You need to keep your belly full and your metabolism running. This means that eating low calorie, high fiber food is in order. Now that you have a basic understanding of a diet to lose belly fat lets move on to exercises that will help you burn fat.

Fat Burning Exercises

When it comes to exercising the thing to remember is moderation. You do not want to over do it in the beginning. Starting slow and building muscle will help reduce your belly fat and keep you healthy. Jumping in and working too hard can actually do more harm than good. Below you will find a list of 5 belly fat burning exercises that will help you get back into shape.

  1. Abdominal Crunches: This is an easy exercise that requires no equipment. You start out by laying on the floor. Legs bent, and hands over your ears. Inhale as you raise your head and shoulders and bring your knees to touch your forehead. Exhale as you lower back down slowly. Start out with 5 repetitions and 3 sets. After a week or two increase your repetitions. Spending 10 to 15 minutes a day on this exercise will help you reduce your belly fat.

  2. Stomach or Waist Twists: This exercise is designed to put strain on the stomach muscles, thus reducing the fat. You start out by standing on a flat surface. Hands are faced down with your arms stretched out in front of you. Now from this position you twist your body to the left, keeping your arms stretched out and your legs straight with feet pointed forward. Hold for 2 seconds and return to the starting position. Now do the same movement to the right. Do 12 twists to each side, three sets. If you do this exercise properly you will see improvement within 2 weeks.

  3. Sit Ups: Very similar to the Abdominal Crunches. You start by laying flat on the floor. Hands on ears, elbows below chin. Knees bent and you lift your upper body. Do not pull on your neck or strain your neck to lift up. Attempt to 5 situps. The difference between these and the abdominal crunches is that with situps you are lifting all the way up.

  4. Side Crunches: This exercise is very similar to the abdominal crunch. The only difference is that you are laying on your side and supporting your head and neck with one hand. From this position you will bring your legs up and lift your head up. Concentrate all the strain on the stomach region. Remember to start slow. Do about 10 or 15 and switch sides.

  5. Knees In and Out: Start out by laying flat on the floor. Now raise your legs and bend your knees in toward your head. At the same time you want to move your head toward your knees. Now keeping your head and legs raised, stretch them back out. Repeat. You hands are either stretched out also, or in the beginning you may want to use them to help support your head and neck.

There are many exercises that will help reduce body fat. The thing to remember as with any exercise program is to seek advice from your physician and that you need to breath during the exercise. Do not strain and over do any of the exercises. If you are consistent and doing the exercises with your diet you will start to lose belly fat with in one or two weeks.


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    • gvannorman150 profile image

      gvannorman150 5 years ago from Newark, New York

      In order to tone you need to exercise. Exercise burns fat. Just noting that.

    • WayneDave profile image

      WayneDave 5 years ago from Leeds, England

      These exercises don't burn belly fat! They just tone the abdominal muscles.

    • gvannorman150 profile image

      gvannorman150 5 years ago from Newark, New York

      Thank you. I also will be starting a blog about my struggles with Belly Fat. I am in the process of losing weight by doing a full life change. No diets for this guy.