For most people, belly fat is often the hardest type of fat to get rid of. However, there are a number of ways that you can use to specifically target belly fat to build a toned, lean stomach. Routine exercise is absolutely essential when it comes to eliminating stomach fat. A combination of cardio exercises, calisthenics, and weight training has been used by many people to achieve dramatic results in a very short period. It is also important to make certain changes to your diet so that you not only burn the fat, but also keep yourself from gaining more.
Regularly perform crunches to work the muscles directly in front of your abs. Lie on your back and bent your knees while keeping your feet flat on the mat. Place your hands at the back of your head or base of your neck then exhale and lift your shoulders off the mat. To avoid straining your neck, maintain the space between your chest and chin. Inhale, before returning to your original position. Repeat this procedure for three sets of twenty-five repetitions.
Side crunches burn belly fat by engaging the obliques in order to work the side of your waist. Begin the crunch with the lower arms in front of your body and your legs straight on the floor. Place you other behind your head then exhale before lifting both your upper body and your feet off the floor at the same time. The exercise should be performed for three sets of twenty-five repetition on both sides.
This exercise works all the angles of the lower back and abdominal muscles. Starting from the military style push up position, simply lower your body until you are only being supported by the elbows and maintain the position for 30 seconds. Ensure that you spine is kept in a straight line. As you get more used to the exercise, gradually increase the time from 30 seconds to one minute.
Burpees are exercises that strengthen your core by increasing lean muscle while burning fat. Start by standing with both hands at the sides. Slowly bent over until your hands reach the floor then quickly whip back your fit, to achieve the push up position. Perform a single push up then jump you feet back towards your hands and then stand up. This exercise should be repeated in three sets of fifteen repetitions.