How can I lose body fat? What are the best ways to lose fat? What are the best exercises to lose belly fat? Losing body fat seems to be the most popular topic in the fitness industry and it’s something we’ve already written about here; The Best Way to Lose Belly Fat – 5 Simple Tricks.
The fundamentals for fat loss will always remain the same; eat clean, remain in a calorie deficit etc, but for those who are on the lookout for exercises to lose belly fat and speed up the process of fat burn, here are six exercises to help you lose weight and attack the fat. The beauty of this is that all of these exercises can be done in the comfort of your home.
Now, why are these six so effective you ask? It’s because they work multiple joints and muscles groups along with getting your heart rate sky high. You can incorporate any or all of these movements into your HIIT training for maximum effect. The key to all of these exercises is to perform them with maximum intensity, but we’ll also give you alternatives for when you start to fatigue. Don’t worry, even if you perform the modified versions they are still fantastic exercises to lose belly fat.
Exercises To Lose Belly Fat
Place one foot on a stable bench or step with your other foot on the floor. Press your foot through the bench to explode up in the air with both feet off the ground, while keeping your upper body upright. Remember to land softly with the same foot on the bench and repeat.
If you have any knee issues and are unable to jump then simply alternate stepping up and down.
Start in the standard position as if you were doing a typical pushup keeping your body aligned from ankles to head. As you lower your body toward the floor, take your right leg out sideways, and bring your knee to your elbow. Return to the starting position, and repeat with your left leg.
This exercise does require a lot of upper body strength so advice to beginners would be either to start with standard push-ups or alternatively pushups on your knees.
Not to be confused with the burpee the squat thrust is almost the same movement but with NO jump/stand at the end. Start in the squat position, bring your hands to the floor, jump back into the plank, then jump back into your starting squat position and repeat.
Similar to the burpee, if this movement is too hard then walk your feet out one at a time instead of hopping into the plank position.
Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your body down until your back knee is almost touching the ground and your thigh is parallel to the ground. As soon as you reach this point, explode back up as high as you can. Land softly on your feet with a bend in your knees, immediately drop back down into a lunge and explode back up. Either work one specific leg for a certain amount of reps or alternate.
Instead of jumping into the lunch you can step instead and do alternating lunges.
Begin in a standard plank position (shoulders over your wrists) or a forearm plank, your body in one straight line, and your feet together. Like the motion of a jumping jack, jump both feet outward, wider than hip-distance apart. Immediately hop them back into the original plank position.
If you are unable to jump your feet out, you can individually step each leg in and out.
Intensity is important for this movement. Throughout the exercise, be careful not to raise or lower your hips out of the straight-line position.
Start in a squat position with your knees bent, back straight, and your feet about shoulder-width apart. Lower your hands to the floor in front of you, kick your feet back so you’re in the pushup position. Keeping your body straight from head to heels, do one pushup then frog kick by jumping your feet back in and from the bottom jump up as high as you can landing safely. Rinse and repeat.
If this movement is too hard then walk your feet out one at a time instead of hopping into the press-up position. You can also simply stand and reach your arms over your head as opposed to jumping up from the bottom.
The burpee can be incorporated with plyo lunges, star jumps, box jumps to name a few. The burpee is one of the best exercises to lose belly fat and has many variations all dependent on your level of fitness. Fitness Women Weekly provided some for you to take a look at here.
Losing belly fat doesn’t require putting yourself through mind-numbing crunches and boring sit-ups. These are six amazing exercises to lose belly fat and are not only fun but because these are full-body movements you will not just reduce belly fat, you will burn BODY FAT.