Eight Exercises That Burn Stomach Fat FAST
Okay, you?re probably thinking, ?How does moving your legs shrink those love handles?? Well, the truth is there?s no way to target belly fat. Your genetics get to decide where the fat settles in your body, so the best thing to do is start moving.
As you exercise, calories are burned and your body?fat percentage decreases. So, exercising not only helps you lose belly fat, it also sheds fat from other areas. Running and walking are two of the best fat-burning exercises. Plus, the only equipment you need is a good pair of shoes. Between the two, running burns more calories, but walking really isn?t too far behind.
Running and walking can be part of your interval training routine and do not forget to warm up and cool down if your take up running for weight loss.
# 2: Elliptical Trainer
Some of us no longer have the strong joints we had as teenagers. Jogging is out of the question and walking doesn?t cut it. The good news is elliptical trainers provide an intense, low impact cardio workout. In fact, a 145-lb. person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes on an elliptical trainer. That?s about as many calories as running burns, but without the joint wear-and-tear.
Bicycling is another great low impact cardio exercise. Not to mention, it?s a great way to travel or see the countryside. Depending on the speed and intensity the average person can burn between 250 to 500 calories during a 30-minute bike ride.
# 4: The Bicycle Exercise
Burning body and belly fat with cardio exercises is half the battle. Next is strengthening abdominal muscles so you have something to show once the fat is shed. In a recent study, ab exercises were ranked from best to worst. The bicycle?exercise?ranked as #1 because it requires abdominal stabilization, body rotation, and more abdominal muscle activity.
#5: The Captain?s Chair Leg Raise
For this exercise you require a captain?s chair which is found in most gyms. The chair has a padded back and armrests with grips. Your legs hang free.
# 6: Exercise Ball Crunch
This exercise needs a lot of stabilization which engages more muscles. You?ll need an exercise ball.
# 7: Vertical Leg Crunch
The vertical leg?crunch?is similar to a regular crunch. But it requires you to keep your legs straight, which makes the abs work harder and increases the workout?s intensity.
The reverse crunch was also ranked above regular crunches as the 5th best exercise for strengthening core muscles.