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Looking to lose that belly fat? Check out these five exercises for a Flat Tummy

Most belly fat is as a result of unhealthy lifestyle (consuming too much calories and being physically inactive).

A way to fight this is to be physically active. There are exercises that help you burn calories and also keep you physically active.

Walking, spot-jogging, biking are regular exercises that burn calories and keep you active but if you are looking to get a flat tummy, it is ideal you target specific areas of your tummy.

Check out these five exercises for a flat tummy;

Sit ups

Sit ups are beneficial to your upper abdomen.

  1. Lay on the floor and hold your ears with your hands.
  2. Bend your knees with your feet touching the floor.
  3. Lift your upper back and your shoulders away from the floor with your face pointing towards the ceiling.
  4. Exhale as your back comes up and inhale as you return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for about 15-20 times

 

Leg Drop

Leg drop is beneficial to the lower abdomen.

  1. Lay on the floor with your legs elevated at 90 degrees above your hips.
  2. Slowly drop the legs as low as you can without letting it touch the floor.
  3. Make sure your lower back is lifted and then raise your legs back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for about 7-10 times.

 

Pike and Extend

Pike and extend works on the abs.

  1. Lay on the floor with your legs elevated at 90 degrees above your hips.
  2. Lift up so your hands reach close to your feet.
  3. Bring your now-elevated arms back over your head and lower your left leg towards the floor at the same time.
  4. Lift up your hands again to reach your feet
  5. Bring the arms back over your head but this time, lower your right leg towards the floor.
  6. Repeat for about 20 times while alternating between your right leg and left leg.

 

Hips Lift

Similar to the leg drop but this time, the hips go up a little bit further.

  1. Lay on the floor with your arms placed by your side and your legs elevated over your hips at 90 degrees
  2. Lift your hips off the floor while your leg extends further towards the ceiling and then return to the starting position.
  3. Repeat for about 15 minutes

 

Twist

Twist works on the obliques.

  1. Lay on the floor and hold your ears with your hands.
  2. Slowly raise yourself up and twist your body from the waist (not shoulder or back)
  3. Move your left knee towards your right elbow.
  4. Untwist and go back to the starting position
  5. Move your right knee towards your left elbow this time.
  6. Repeat for about 10-15 minutes while alternating sides

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