Six packs look great, but they’re quite difficult to achieve. In fact, the muffin top from your belly is the hardest type of fat to lose, and even a healthy diet and hard exercise might not be enough.
Less than 10% of people are actually successful in losing weight. Getting rid of the muffin top tops the New Year’s Resolution of millions of people around the world, which is why the gyms are full in January. However, although a healthy diet and plenty of exercise in the gym might work for some, getting rid of your excess belly fat is pretty hard. However, it’s not impossible.
What if there are some exercises targeted at your belly fat which can provide results in just a short time? The fact is that these exercises exist, and are not harder to perform than others. Being consistent and making a healthy diet plan is key if you want to eliminate your ugly muffin top and look great on the beach in the summer.
Below you can see 5 simple exercises that target your abs and can be performed 3-4 times per week. These exercises, paired with a healthy diet plan will really make a difference. Just stay consistent, and we guarantee that you will see positive results.
Home ab workout
What can we say about the plank that already hasn’t been said? This full-body workout is great for all major and minor muscle groups, and will especially target your abs and help you melt all the fat from around your belly. You have to do it properly, though – keep your back straight and your abs squeezed, resting your weight on your toes and hands only. Start with 30 seconds on the first day, then increase the duration until you reach a few minutes (or more). The plank is a wonderful exercise, and can be performed several times a day.
2. Side plank bends
To perform this exercise, lie down on your left side, bend your right arm below the chest and lift your body up. Keep your left knee on the floor and lift your hips.
Once you can maintain balance, bend your right arm and put the hand behind your head, then bend your left leg and lift that knee up to the right elbow. Squeeze your abs and hold for as much as you can, then repeat the exercise on the other side. For beginners, do the same without raising the leg on top.
3. Deep squat jumps
Stand upright and keep your feet at hip-width apart, then push your butt backwards and go down in a squat. Now, jump up with all your strength and land in a squat again. Repeat the jump for 45-60 seconds. If you’re a beginner, do the same movement without the jumping until you strengthen your muscles.
4. Jumping lunges
Go down in a lunge position, then switch your legs by jumping on the other side. Land softly in a lunge when jumping and keep your back straight at the same time. If you’re a beginner, do lunges until your legs are stronger.
5. Mountain climbers
Go down in a plank, then bring the left foot to the left elbow, then jump and do the same with the other leg. Alternate between the sides for as much as you can. If you’re a beginner, do the mountain climbers without jumping.