7 Intense Ab Workouts To Lose That Belly Fat Once And For All

Crunches are the best way to lose belly fat, despite other opinions. Of course, there are other easy ways to achieve this slim belly goal, but let’s face it: crunches rock! We all want a flat stomach, there’s no surprise! And there is a way to achieve this Cinderella waist: work hard or dye trying!

The below exercises will help you to gain that slim waist and to lose those awful love handles with the most effective abs workout: crunches. Combined well, crunches won’t be such a hard way to lose weight, so let’s give it a shot to the following workout program:

1. Crunches

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– Lie down flat on a mat with your knees bent and feet on the ground. Alternatively, you can also lift your legs off the floor at a 90-degree angle. (See picture).
– Lift your hands and place them behind your head, or keep them crossed on your chest.
– Inhale deeply, and as you lift your upper torso off the floor, exhale.
– Inhale again as you get back down, and exhale as you come up.
– Do this for 10 times as a beginner.
– Repeat another two to three sets.

2. Bicycle Exercise

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– Lie on the floor and keep your hands either by your sides or behind your head as you do in crunches.
– Lift both your legs off the ground and bend them at the knees.
– Bring your right knee close to your chest, keeping your left leg away.
– Now take your right leg away and bring your left leg close to your chest.
– Keep doing this as if you are paddling a bicycle.

3. Lunge Twist

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– Stand with your legs hip width apart. Keep your knees slightly bent.
– Lift both your hands in front of you, aligning them with your shoulders and keeping them parallel to the ground.
– Lunge forward as shown in the picture. Take a big step forward with your right leg, and sit down as if on a chair so that your knees make a 90-degree angle with the floor. The left leg should be positioned backwards, supported by the toes.
– The spine should be kept straight. Don’t bend your spine forward.
– Twist your torso (just the torso, and not the legs) to the right and then to the left.
– Repeat 15 times.

4. Rolling Plank Exercise

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– Position yourself on the floor with your knees and elbows resting on the ground.
– Keep your neck aligned with your spine. Look forward.
– Lift the knees up and support your legs on the toes.
– Contract your knees and keep breathing normally.
– This is the plank pose. Stay in this posture for 30 seconds.
– Now, start moving to and fro for the next 30 seconds. This is the rolling plank exercise.

Lie down on the floor sideways.

– Support yourself on your right elbow and right leg. Your elbow should be perpendicular to the shoulder, and the left leg should be above the right leg, keeping them together.
– Keep your knees straight. Your hips should not be touching the ground.
– Hold this position for 30 seconds. Once you get comfortable, you may hold this for one to two minutes.
– Repeat on the other side too.

5. The Stomach Vacuum

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– Go down to the ground on all fours, supporting your body on your hands and knees.
– Inhale deeply and loosen your abdomen.
– As you exhale, tighten the abdomen muscles.
– Hold this position for 15-30 seconds.
– Repeat the process.

6. Captain’s Chair

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– Sit on the chair with your spine straight and shoulders relaxed.
– Keep both hands beside you with your palms by the side of your hips, facing downward.
– Inhale deeply.
– As you exhale, bring both your legs upwards such that your knees are close to your chest. Hold for five seconds. – Don’t bend forward and arch your back.
– Bring down your legs slowly and repeat.

7. Bending Side To Side

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– Stand erect with your feet together and keep your hands to the sides.
– Keeping your legs grounded, bend your body to the right as much as possible till you feel a strain on your left waist. As you do so, ensure your right hand is on the right hip, and the left hand is raised upwards. Stay in the position for 15 seconds.
– Return to the original position.
– Now bend to the left, and retain the position for another 15 seconds.

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