Do you feel too embarrassed to bare your belly at the beach? Well, that shouldn’t be your only concern when it comes to excess belly fat.
Research shows that excess belly fat, especially visceral fat, increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and many other deadly conditions.
Chances are you already knew that belly fat is dangerous. You may even have tried to get rid of it numerous times in the past without success.
Don’t give up yet because I’m about to show you extraordinary exercises that will destroy your stubborn belly fat and give you a flat and firm stomach.
However, exercise alone can’t get rid of belly fat. Combine exercise with the diet changes I’ve recommended in this article.
Contrary to popular belief, ab exercises are not the best for reducing belly fat. Compound movements are more effective than ab exercises because they increase muscle mass rapidly, which consequently boosts fat burning.
Note that combining these exercises with walking or stair climbing will flatten your belly in the shortest time humanly possible. Spare 10-20 minutes every day to walk or climb stairs.
Now, let’s look into the extraordinary exercises that reduce belly fat at home for beginners.
12 Incredible Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat
1. Incline Push-Ups
Since most beginners can’t do regular push-ups, this is the best variation to start with. Doing push-ups while placing your hands on an elevated surface makes them easier because you’re pushing less weight.
Place your hands on a high surface to make this exercise easier or use a low surface to keep it challenging.
Remember to keep your body aligned in a straight line. Tightening your ab and butt muscles helps keep your shoulders, hips, and knees aligned in a straight line.
2. Walking Lunge to Back Pedal
This exercise mainly targets your glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Activating these muscles doesn’t just increase lean muscle mass, it also boosts your growth hormone levels, which accelerates muscle growth in your entire body.
Remember to keep your torso upright when moving forward. And make sure your knee doesn’t extend past your toes every time you lunge forward.
3. Hand Walkouts
Hand walkouts are one of the most rewarding upper body exercises. They activate your triceps, shoulders, abs, and chest muscles.
In fact, doing this terrific exercise alone can tremendously reduce your belly fat. Feel free to do a push-up every time you walk out to make it even more rewarding. Avoid sinking your hips while doing the walkouts.
4. Bicycle Crunches
Even though ab exercises are not very effective at reducing belly fat, they tone your ab muscles and tighten your midsection.
What better ab exercise to do than bicycle crunches? They activate your rectus abdominis and oblique muscles.
In fact, a study published by ACE concluded that bicycle crunches are the best ab exercise after analyzing muscle activity in the abdominal area.
5. Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers are a compound exercise that mainly targets your abs. They also tone your arm and shoulder muscles.
Perform this exercise as fast as possible and avoid bouncing your hips up and down. Keep them stable.
6. Squat and Twist
Regular squats are awesome but adding a twist to them helps activate your oblique muscles.
Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor, then twist your torso to the right, and then left before rising.
Keep your back straight while squatting and avoid extending your knees past your toes since that can cause knee pain.
7. Frog Crunches
You should definitely add frog crunches to your workout because they mainly target your lower abs.
As you may know, most ab exercise target your upper abs. Therefore, take advantage of this terrific exercise.
Make sure your elbows touch your knees every time you crunch in.
8. Lunge Punches
You probably know that lunges are incredible. Well, you can make them even more rewarding by throwing a punch every time you lunge forward.
Lunges usually target your glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves. Adding a punch to them will activate your arm and shoulder muscles.
Keep your ab muscles tight while doing this exercise and torso upright.
9. Plank Jump Ins
Are you used to staying in the same position while doing planks? Well, you have to move while doing this variation.
Start in the straight arm plank position and then jump forward to bring your feet as close to your hands as possible. Jump back to starting position and keep repeating this movement.
Tighten your butt muscles every time you jump back to prevent your hips from sinking.
10. Mountain Climber Stand-Ups
This simple exercise offers astounding fat-burning benefits because it activates every muscle in your body.
Perform it as first as possible and avoid bending your back every time you bring your knee forward.
11. Jump Squats
Jump squats are quite challenging but they’re worth it. They help reduce belly fat by boosting your metabolism during and after the workout.
Jump as high as possible in each rep and land on the balls of your feet to reduce the impact on your joints.
Maximize your arm movement by simply swinging your arms up and down in each rep.
Whether you love burpees or hate them, you have to admit they’re a phenomenal exercise. They help reduce belly fat by activating every muscle in your body.
I may also note that burpees will build your mental strength because pushing through each rep requires will and determination.
Doing these incredible exercises consistently will definitely reduce your belly fat. In fact, it will be shockingly easy for you to lose belly fat if you do these exercises in a sequence.
You see, your body responds to exercises better when you do them progressively. That’s why I created this unique sequence to help you lose belly fat in the shortest time humanly possible.