Getting rid of abdominal fats is the most challenging part of losing weight. Although every person craves for a six pack body and flat abs, however it is not as easy as it sound. To burn abdominal fats, you not only need to follow a healthy diet and commitment from your mind to achieve your goal, but also you must follow set of correct exercises that help you burn stomach fat. Scroll over and follow the exercises given here to burn off excess calories and get flat abs:
Push up is total body function exercise that tones up your arms, chest, and shoulders and strengthens your core. This body weight exercise boosts up your triceps and biceps and tightens your core. To start the exercise, form a plank position with your hands firmly on the floor and directly under the shoulders and knees under your hips. Engage your hamstrings and gluts and keep your back straight. Keeping your back flat, bending your elbows lower your body until your chest touches the floor. Keep your head aligned to your spine and let your elbows stay close to sides of your body. Push your back up to starting position as you breathe out. once you have practiced the basic push-ups, you can try variations.
Planks work on your core from your hips to shoulders to your arms. To do this exercise lie flat on stomach with your arms bent, palms and forearms on the grounds and legs extended with toes tucked in. Contract your core muscles and lift up your torso off the floor, keeping palms, forearms and toes on the floor. This position is same as push up position, ensure that you do not arch your back or hike up your hips. Keep your body aligned in straight line. Maintain this position for 5 to 10 seconds, return back to starting position. Follow 10 reps.
Lie on an exercise mat on your back with the soles of your feet together and your arms over your head, lengthened out. Keeping your back straight on the floor, lift your shoulders off the floor, lift your pelvis off the mat and contract the muscles on your stomach. Bring your hands and knees towards each other to form full body crunch. Hold this position for 1 to 2 seconds and feel the squeeze in your abs. Lower your arms and bring your feet down and come back to starting position. Follow 10 reps.
Crunches are the best form of exercise to strengthen your abdominal muscles. They are pretty much like sit-ups, however you do not lift your whole body up in crunches. You can also add a variation to basic crunches by doing reverse crunches, twist crunches and side crunches. To do this exercise, lie down on your back on a fitness mat, keep your legs straight or you can keep your knees bent and cross your arms on your chest. You can also keep your hands at the back of your head or neck to add extra sprain on your spine. Using your abdominal force and muscles, lift your shoulders up towards the ceilings and bring your elbows or chest to touch your knees. Hold the position as long as you can and slowly return back to starting position. Relax before doing the next rep.
Lie flat on your back on the mat and pull your abs down, bring your hands under your head and lock your fingers behind your head. Lift your shoulders off the ground and bring your knees towards your chest. Raise your right knee out to the left hand side of your body and twist your torso. Make sure that you move your ribs cage and elbows. Your right knee should touch your left elbow. Switch sides and complete the rep by doing the exercise in with opposite knee and elbow. Follow 2 sets of 15 reps.