Today, most of the World’s population is struggling with ways on how to cut belly fat.
With many opting for nutrition and others physical exercise, they seem to end up not gaining at all , probably because they lack guidance on how to use the two in a right way.
Here, we give you 8 steps on how you can cut belly fat through physical exercise and we are quite sure that if you do this the right way, your stressing belly fat ,will be no more.
Running or walking.
Okay, you could be probably thinking, ‘How does moving your legs shrink those love handles?’ Well, the truth is there’s no way to target belly fat. Your genetics get to decide where the fat settles in your body, so the best thing to do is start moving.
As you exercise, calories are burned and your body fat percentage decreases. So therefore, exercising will not only help you lose belly fat, but also sheds fat from other areas. Running and walking are two of the best fat-burning exercises.
The only equipment you need is a good pair of shoes. Between the two, running burns more calories, but walking really isn’t too far behind. Running and walking can be part of your interval training routine and do not forget to warm up and cool down if you take up running for weight loss.
Some of us no longer have the strong joints we had as teenagers. Jogging is out of the question and walking doesn’t cut it. The good news is that, elliptical trainers provide an intense, low impact cardio workout.
One can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes on an elliptical trainer. That’s about as many calories as running burns, but without your joints wearing or tearing.
Bicycling is another great low impact cardio exercise. Not to mention, it’s a great way to travel or see the countryside. Depending on the speed and intensity, one can burn between 250 to 500 calories during a 30-minute bike ride.
The Captain’s chair leg raise.
For this exercise, you require a captain’s chair which is found in most gyms. The chair has a padded back and armrests with grips where you can hang your legs free.
Once you access the chair, Stand on it and grab the hand bars,keep your back flat against the pad while raising knees to your chest and then lower your legs back down.
In case you need more intensity, keep your legs straight when raising them and don’t forget to do 1-3 sets with 12-16 repetitions.
Exercise ball Crunch.
This exercise needs a lot of stabilization which engages more muscles. You’ll need an exercise ball. In order to achieve results, lie on the ball so that your lower back is supported and feet are firmly planted on the ground.
Place your hands across the chest or behind the head, contract abs and lift your torso up and forward, lower back down and keep the ball stable during each crunch.
You can as well exhale when you crunch; inhale when you lower the back down and make sure you do 1-3 sets with 12-16 repetitions.
Vertical leg Crunch.
The vertical leg crunch is similar to a regular crunch, but it requires you to keep your legs straight to make the abs work harder and increase the workout’s intensity.
Lie down with hands behind your head, put your legs straight up with knees crossed, flex abs to lift head and shoulders off the floor, lay the back down and keep your legs extended in the air the whole time.
Remember to exhale when flexing, inhale when laying the back down and do 1-3 sets with 12-16 repetitions as well.
The reverse crunch was also ranked above regular crunches as the 5th best exercise for strengthening core muscles. To be able do it, lie flat on the floor with your arms at sides, cross your feet and lift them off the floor so as to create a 90-degree angle.
Contract ab muscles and lift head and shoulders off the ground, it’s also a must to exhale when you contract and inhale when you lower the back down.
After performing all the above exercises, you will be rest assured that your calories will be gone and probably the belly fat will be no more.