15 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat, If You Have Just 10 Free Minutes Daily
The world over, people are struggling with trying to lose weight and the biggest challenge is belly fat. In fact, you may be having a decent BMI, you may not be overweight but you still have belly fat because that’s where all the excess weight is concentrated. How do you lose belly fat? It is easy to put on but to lose it is one o f the most difficult things to do unless of course you commit yourself to these 15 exercises that will definitely help you lose that belly and get a slimmer tummy. These can be done either in the morning or the evening and takes 10 minutes.
1 Warm-up: jump rope
To star this 10 minute workout, the jump rope is best. It will warm you up and prepare you for the exercises below. Moreover, jump rope is an excellent form of cardio in itself and you should do two sets of 1 minute each.
2Plank with knee to elbow
The plank is one of the best exercises to increase core and abs strength. It also engages the abs muscles glutes, obliques, flexors and shoulders. This isn’t the regular plank. Get into the forearm plank position with your elbows aligned below shoulders. Now bring your right knee to your left elbow, hold for few seconds and repeat with the left knee. Do it for 30-40 seconds.
3Side plank oblique crunch
This will help burn fat in the obliques. Lie on your right side and keep your feet stacked one on top of the other. Lift your hips up while supporting yourself on your elbows. Your body should be straight. Place your left palm behind your head. Now bring your left knee towards your left elbow for a couple of seconds. Repeat for 40 seconds alternate sides.
4Crab toe touch
The crab toe touch will target the abdominal muscles, get in your yoga mat and keep your knees bent. Your feet should be hip-width apart and hands should be behind you. Relax your neck and lift your body from the ground. Now with the opposite arm try to reach your feet by lifting one leg up. Hold for a few seconds and repeat with the alternate one. When you start, do not try to put your hips too high because it will be harder for you. Do 60 seconds alternate legs.
5Stability ball mountain climber
This is another exercise that targets the abs muscles. Use a stability ball for this. Keep your hands on the ball around 22 inches apart. Now like in the photo, support your body and bring your legs back. Keep your body in a straight line. Engage the core and lift the knee to the chest. Hold for a few seconds and place back. Now holding yourself tight on the ball, alternate your legs. Do a 30-second rep.