Nothing can be much worse than having stubborn belly fat and those love handles on the sides, completely ruining your physique and looks. Running on a treadmill or pedalling that bike in the gym seems long and exhausting. Moreover, not all of us have enough time to hit the gym every day with a workout plan. This can make the fat-burning process even more difficult.
So, here are nine exercises you can try at home and burn belly fat faster than ever without having to run, jog or even hit the gym.
1. Butterfly Crunch
The butterfly crunch exercise directly targets the six-packs. To perform this exercise, you need to lie on your back on a flat surface. Use a yoga mat if you have one. With your knees bent and your feet as close to the body, place the hands behind your head with your elbows in line with ears and keep the back flat on the floor. Now, contract your stomach muscles, exhale and curl the chest up as much as you can. Do at least 10 to 12 reps.
2. Front Plank
Though elementary but this never gets old. The front plank exercise targets the transverse abdominals. The exercise is pretty easy to do. With your elbows lying flat on the ground, extend legs behind you, and rest on the balls of the feet.
Make sure your back is flat as much as possible. However, the hip should be slightly up. Once the plank is made, maintain this position for at least 60 to 90 seconds and repeat the process three to five times. While holding the position, look at a distant object in front of you.
3. Side to Side
Its time to target the obliques. Not only you’ll be burning your belly fat but also getting rid of the love handles. Bends your knees lying flat on the floor. Your feet should be flat and arms by the side. Hold the breath, contract the belly muscles by sliding the right hands towards the right foot.
Do the same for on the left side. Do at least three sets of 15 reps each. When sliding the hands towards the foot, your neck should be aligned with the head.
4. Finger to Toes
Once again, lie on your back with your legs straight and extended towards the ceiling. Keep your arms down by the sides. Hold this position and finally exhale and contract the abs as you crunch up as much as you can, extending the fingers towards your toes.
This one is pretty tough to do, start with a single set of 15-20 reps and leverage up to three sets each of 15 reps. You can tie some weight on your legs to take it to the next level.