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Top 5 Exercises To Reduce Belly Fat

Here are top five exercises that will help maintain your flat stomach or you are tired of your belly fat and want to reduce it. GOOD LUCK!

Number 1: Plank

The Plank is an isometric core strength* exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time.

Number 2: Bicycle Crunches

Lift one leg just off the ground and extend it out. Lift the other leg and bend your knee towards your chest, as you do so twist through your core so the opposite arm comes towards the raised knee. You don't need to touch elbow to knee, instead focus on moving through your core* as you turn your torso.

Number 3: In and Out

Keep your abs contracted to support your lower back and tuck your chin in as you lean back. Just before your shoulder blades touch the floor, stop leaning back and hold this “Out” position. Then lift your upper body back up away from the floor and draw your knees in towards your chest to return to the “In” position.

Number 4: Reverse Crunches

The reverse crunch is a core exercise that targets the muscles of the lower abdomen. To perform a reverse crunch, lie flat on your back with your hands beneath your hips. Bend your knees and lift them towards your head, drawing them upward slightly at the end of the movement.

Number 5: Hips and Dips [Plank Dips]

Start in a low plank position with your body in a straight line, your elbow bent and under your shoulders and feet apart hip-width apart. Rotate your hips to the right and dip your body almost to the floor. Return to the starting position and repeat on the left.

*CORE STRENGTH: Core strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities. You can do core strength exercises on a carpeted floor or mat.

*CORE: Your core is a complex set of muscles that extend well beyond your abs. These interconnected muscles, stretching from the pelvis and diaphragm to the back and hips, provide strength and stability to both your upper and lower body.

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