One of the hardest places on the body to get rid of fat is on the belly. Without the right exercise, it’s a stubborn area that easily accumulates fat. The good news is that there are a number of quick, quality ab workouts that can get rid of that belly fat in no time. These five ab exercises done a few times a week should do the trick.
Scissor Kicks To Cut Out The Flab
Scissor kicks are great for not only flattening your stomach but building strength as well. Lie on your back with your arms extended beside you, palms down. Lift both legs straight into the air. With your abs engaged, lower your left leg until it almost touches the ground. As you lift this leg back up, begin lowering your right leg until it almost touches the floor. That is one rep. For best results, do two sets of ten reps each.
Knee Highs Work More Than Just Your Legs
Most people think knee highs are just a lower body workout, but they are great for burning belly fat too. Stand up straight with your abs tightened. Now hop your left knee up toward your chest, quickly changing to the other leg, bringing your right knee up toward your chest. Keep going for 30 seconds to a minute. Your heart should be pumping fast by the end of it.
Reverse (Your Belly Fat) Crunches
Reverse crunches are a bit of a switch from the standard crunch, targeting your lower abs in particular. Start out by lying on your back. Lift your legs in the air with your knees bent slightly and your hands on the floor. Using your stomach muscles, slowly lift your hips off the floor toward your chest. Now slowly lower them back to starting position. Continue for two sets of 15 reps.
Elbow Plank Your Way Out Of That Muffin Top
The elbow plank targets all the abdominal muscles and is a great way to get your tummy in shape. Begin on the floor, your body resting on your forearms and knees. Step one foot out at a time. With both feet out, you are in elbow plank position. Make sure your spine is parallel to the floor. Tighten your core and hold in this position for 30 seconds to a minute.
Knee Driving It Home
Start out in elbow plank position with a tight core. Now bring your left knee in toward your chest. Return that leg to starting position, then repeat with the right leg. That’s one rep of the knee driver. Continue for 10 to 12 reps, take a break, then do another set. It will burn, but your abs will thank you for it.