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Exercises to Lose Stomach Fat Fast

Sheetal Mandora Aug 24, 2020
Can following a certain diet help reduce belly fat? Are there any specific exercises to lose stomach fat fast? Read this story to find information on exercises that will work for you.

Measure in inches, not pounds.

To monitor belly fat, don't use a weighing scale. Instead, choose a measuring tape to record the exact measurements each day.
A sedentary lifestyle is belly fat's best friend. Sitting promotes belly fat, and that is something we all need to work towards, and change. The bad stuff around the waist can only be removed, or lessened, when you get up and move.
If you cannot invest a lot of time at the gym, just 3 hours a week of aerobic exercises can do the trick. Engage in activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc.; working out at an up tempo can really make a difference.

Exercises to Get Rid of Stomach Fat Fast

The key to being consistent is including a variety of exercises to keep yourself motivated. As soon as the workouts begin to seem tedious or mundane, change it immediately to keep it fun.
Step Hop
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
  • Keep your knees slightly bent, with both hands on the side.
  • You can even keep your hands on the hips for more support.
  • Step forward with your right foot, and lift the left knee till the hip level as you hop on the right leg.
  • You need to hop straight up in such a way that you are almost jogging or marching in place.
  • Bring your right leg back to the floor; bring both the feet together.
  • Do at least 15―20 reps on both legs, as you alternate sides.
Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana
  • To do this yoga pose, lie on your stomach with the legs spaced out and the toes touching the floor.
  • Keep your palms underneath your shoulders and take a deep breath.
  • While inhaling, lift your chest and head off the floor to look up toward the ceiling.
  • Hold your buttocks firm, and push your pelvis down toward the floor.
  • Bend backwards as far as you can without hurting yourself.
  • Breathe normally, and hold the position for 15―30 seconds.
  • Exhale, and slowly come back down to return to the starting position. Stretch your arms in front of you.
  • Relax for 15 seconds and do the pose for 10 times to begin with. Once you are comfortable, gradually increase it to 30 times.
Plank
  • Place a mat on the floor, and kneel on all fours with your hands underneath the shoulders.
  • Stretch both legs one at a time at the back to come into the plank position.
  • Make sure that the position is long and straight. This means, no lifting the buttocks in the air, or sagging the hips.
  • Press your hands as firmly as you can on the mat, and your heels backward; make sure you are comfortable throughout the exercise.
  • Hold the position for 1―2 minutes, and then come down on all fours. Do 3 reps.
Lunge Twists
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
  • Put both hands over the hips and lunge forward with the right leg.
  • As you bend forward, make sure your knee is over the ankle.
  • Rotate your torso and arms to the right side, and hold the position for a second or two.
  • Rotate back to the center, and push off with your right foot to come back to the starting position.
  • Do at least 15―20 reps on both legs, as you alternate sides.
Bow Pose - Dhanurasana
  • Lie on your stomach on a mat, and keep your legs together while your hands are resting on either side of your body.
  • Inhale, and while exhaling, bend your knees and bring it closer to your buttocks.
  • Lift your head slightly and bend backward from your waist.
  • Hold your ankles with your hands and lift your knees as high as you can.
  • Keep breathing normally, and hold the position for 15―30 seconds.
  • Exhale and slowly come back to the starting position.
  • Relax for 15 seconds and do the pose for 10 times to begin with. Once you are comfortable, gradually increase it to 30 times.
Bicycle Crunches
  • Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed toward the floor.
  • Place your hands at the back of your head and lift your knees to about a 45° angle.
  • Slowly begin a bicycle pedal motion and alternate touching your elbows to the opposite knees.
  • As you twist back and forth, make sure you are breathing evenly.
  • One complete circle with both legs will be counted as 1 rep.
  • Do at least 3 sets of 15 reps for 2―3 times a week.
Boat Pose - Naukasana
  • Lie down on the mat, stretch your legs, and face the toes toward the ceiling.
  • Keep your arms on either side of your body, with palms flat on the floor.
  • Inhale, and while exhaling, lift your head, chest, and legs off the floor.
  • Stretch your arms out, and keep it parallel to the floor. If the pose is too difficult for you, hold the inside of your knees for support.
  • Breathe normally, and hold the position for 30―60 seconds.
  • Relax for 15 seconds and do the pose for 5 times to begin with. Once you are comfortable, gradually increase it to 30 times.
Plank Twists
  • Kneel on all fours and get into the plank position (mentioned above).
  • Slowly twist your lower body toward the left, and then come back to the center.
  • As you do so, lift your leg up and bring it forward to touch your left elbow.
  • Inhale, and hold the position for a second. Now exhale, and bring your leg back to the starting position.
  • Do the same on the right side. This will be 1 rep. Do at least 3 sets of 10―15 reps for 2―3 times a week.
Kettlebell Front Squats
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
  • Hold the kettlebell with both hands, and keep it in front of your chest.
  • Keep the elbows close to your body, and squat.
  • Your legs need to be firm on the floor, while your hips should be pushed back so that the thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Hold this position for a second, and return to the standing position.
  • Repeat the squat at least 15―20 times.
Camel Pose - Ushtrasana
  • To do this yoga pose, sit on the floor so that your knees are touching it.
  • Slowly, lift your upper body and bring your entire body weight on the knees.
  • Inhale, and while exhaling, arch your back as far as you possibly can.
  • Tilt your head back, and bring your hands behind as you stretch, and try to touch your ankles.
  • Breathe normally, and hold the position for at least 20―30 seconds.
  • Relax for 15 seconds and do the pose for 5 times to begin with. Once you are comfortable, gradually increase it to 30 times.
Hip Ups
  1. Similar to a side plank-hold, you need to lie on your left side on the floor.
  2. Keep your feet stacked on top of each other, and rest on your elbow.
  3. Inhale, and while exhaling, raise your hips off the floor.
  • At this point, your body should be straight from head to toe.
  • Slowly lower your hips and come back to the starting position.
  • Do this at least 10―15 reps on both sides.
Disclaimer: This story is for informative purposes only. Always consult a physician before starting any physical fitness program in order to reduce the risk of injury.