Exercises to Lose Belly Fat By

November 12, 2012

Exercises to Lose Belly Fat By

It seems that so many of us have something in common. The problem of midriff bulge. It creeps up ever so slowly and before you know it, there it is staring you in the face. During the winter months you may be able to hide your belly behind sweaters and vests but come summer, what then? Shorts and t-shirts and bathing suits bring the belly fat out into the open. It all boils down to exercising and a fat loss diet. Both will help you to lose weight and exercise has the added touch of firming and toning those muscles. What you need now are exercises to lose belly fat.

Contrary to what you might think, exercising your abdomen will not help you to lose belly fat. When fat is lost, it is lost all over the body at the same time. As you have more fat around your belly, it will take some time to see a difference in your waistline. Exercises to lose belly fat are listed below and hopefully this will get you on your way to a trimmer waistline. Exercises to lose belly fat involve strength training and that means to build more lean muscle. Muscle and protein take a lot more energy to maintain than fat and the more muscle you have, the more you can burn fat. Doing strength training exercises also causes your body to produce more growth hormone. Growth hormone causes your metabolism to run faster making you burn even more calories. Strength training, increases in muscle mass and the production of growth hormone will help you to achieve that flat belly you’ve always wanted.

If you have the money, you might want to join a gym. Some gyms are quite inexpensive and are open 24/7 which means you can go when you want. They do have an advantage in that they have large and expensive pieces of equipment you probably can’t afford like tread mills, cycles, weights and resistance machines. This certainly keeps boredom down. Nevertheless, it is possible to do all the exercises to lose belly fat in the privacy of your own home. In between your strength training it is a good idea to interval training. The way this works is suppose say, do strength training three times a week and in between (interval) do some cardiovascular exercises. These cardiovascular exercises should be intense that is to say very fast paced. Just as fast as you can go. These are the exercises to burn belly fat according to scientific research. If you are a beginner, you may not be able to do fast bursts of activity for very long but that’s okay. You will be able to work up to it with time. If necessary, jog in place as fast as you can for 5 seconds and rest for 5 seconds. Eventually you should be able to do fast paced movements for 5 minutes or more without a break. So in between your strength training you will be doing fast paced cardio and before you know it, your belly fat will disappear. For the lower abs (most difficult area) we’ll do vertical leg crunches. Lie down on your back with your arms to your sides. Raise both your legs until they are perpendicular to the floor. You can do this by bending your knees but then straighten out your legs. What you want to do is raise your hips until your butt is off the floor. Now, bend head forward and hold for a count of 5. lower your head and rest for a count of 5 and repeat. You can hold your hips with your hands if that helps. Try to do 10 repetitions of this. Later you can increase that number.

For the upper abs, lie down on the floor again. Place your hands behind your head and raise your legs to a 45 degree angle. Now pull your right leg in while turning your body to the right. Switch sides and pull your left leg in while turning your body to the right. See if you can do 10 repetitions of this. Later you will be able to do more and faster but for now your okay.

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