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We ranked the 5 best exercises to reduce belly fat. You’re welcome!

Updated on:24 December 2020, 14:05pm IST
Ladies, we know how hard it is to lose that stubborn belly fat, but it isn’t impossible! With these exercises to reduce belly fat, you can actually achieve this goal!
Geetika Sachdev
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Melt away the belly fat with these 5 exercises. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Every time you flip through glossy fashion magazines or watch Bollywood films, you can’t help but admire models and celebrities flaunting their perfectly-toned abs. Yes yes, we know they have an army of experts to help them—but almost all of them have a flat tummy, and they happily display it in their itsie-bitsie crop tops. Well, for us, all we can do is wish that we could achieve this dream someday. But what if we tell you that you don’t have to write it off completely?

Yes ladies, the good news is that losing belly fat is possible, and it’s important to shed it too! That’s because the belly is the most dangerous place to store fat in the body. It’s called visceral fat, and it surrounds the internal organs, making it hard for them to function smoothly. The stubborn fat also puts you at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. 

But worry not, we’ve ranked the best exercises to reduce belly fat that’ll help you solve your problem, with regular effort. 

Number 5: Flutter kicks

This amazing exercise makes your core muscles work very hard! Whether it is the lower rectus abdominal muscles or the hip flexors, every muscle is targeted well. It might look like you’re swimming with your legs, but you’re not! Perform it by lying on your back. But if you also want to strengthen your back muscles, then you can do them lying on your stomach!

Here’s how to do this exercise: 

  • Start by lying on a mat. Make sure to keep your legs together, then extend them forward, bringing them to your eye level|.
  • Next, tighten the abs, lift your feet off the ground, and begin moving your legs up and down.
  • Repeat 15 times, then take a break, and repeat 15 times again.
Number 4: Reverse crunches

This exercise might sound like it’s really tough to perform, but it isn’t! It targets the core and focuses on rectus abdominis, the muscle in your abdomen that helps you get a six-pack. That’s not all: reverse crunches also strengthen the transverse abdominis, the muscle below your abdominals, as well as your external obliques. 

Here’s how to do this exercise:

  • Start by lying flat on your back, and raise your leg up at a 90 degree angle.
  • Place your hands flat on the ground.
  • Pull your legs and hips up towards the ceiling, while bringing your knees toward your chest.
  • Repeat 15 times, take a break, and then do it another 15 times.
Number 3: Lunges with front kicks

This amazing exercise offers so many great benefits, right from working on your legs and glutes, as well as giving you a serious core workout. It also makes you more stable and flexible. Now that sounds great, isn’t it?

exercises to reduce belly fat
Begin your belly reduction journey with lunges exercise.

Here’s how to do this exercise: 

    • Stand with your feet together.
    • Step back with one foot to complete a lunge.
    • Step back to the starting position, swing your leg through, and complete a kick.
    • Return to the starting position.
    • Repeat 15 times, take a break, and then do it another 15 times.
Number 2: Plank

Performing a plank helps to strengthen and tone your entire body, making it much simpler to lose belly fat as well as overall body fat.

exercises to reduce belly fat
Ladies, make the most out of those core-strengthening planks.

Here’s how to do this exercise:

  • Begin in a push-up position on your knees, and draw your belly in towards your spine, while keeping your back straight. 
  • Hold the position for at least 30 seconds and work up to holding it for a minute or longer as you increase your strength.
  • Repeat this several times.
Number 1: Mountain climbers

Yes, of all the exercises to reduce belly fat—this is the number one. Now, they might sound super easy, but let’s break it to you—this exercise will make your abs hard, really hard. Mountain climbers work well for building cardio endurance, core strength, as well as flexibility. The good part is you can target several muscles at the same time, be it your shoulders, arms, chest as well as your belly. What’s more, it also burns calories like crazy!

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Let mountain climbers do the weight loss talking. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to do this exercise: 

  • Start in a high plank position.
  • Place your hands under your shoulders, and extend your legs behind you.
  • Tuck your tailbone in as you engage your core muscles.
  • Your body should be in a straight line.
  • Bend one knee and draw it to your chest, then straighten it behind you, and switch sides.
  • Repeat 15 times, take a break, and repeat again.

So ladies, now that you know all about it, what’s stopping you? Get into workout mode and blast that belly fat!

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.