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Nisha Joshi
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Hello lovely ladies! Do you remember that last time we had talked about some exercises for reducing that belly fat which is ever irritating? Did you do the first set of exercises we recommended? If yes, you must have noticed that the bloated feeling has reduced, and you are feeling better about yourself. Pumped up to do more? That’s the spirit! Ditch the gym, and go for these simple but effective work-outs. Let’s talk about some more exercises that will help you achieve a flat stomach.

Exercises to lose that Belly fat

1. Bicycle exercises

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Now you don’t need a bicycle to do this exercise. So if you are thinking about not being able to ride a bicycle, stop worrying! Let’s see then, how to do a bicycle exercise without a bicycle.

  • Lie flat on the floor with your hands by your sides or under your head as in crunches.
  • Lift both your legs off the ground and bend them at the knees.
  • Bring your right knee close to your chest while keeping your left knee away.
  • Next, pull your left knee close to your chest and take your right knee away.
  • This is similar to pedaling a bicycle.

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2. Lunge twist to lose belly fat

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This is a powerful exercise designed especially for beginners who want to lose their belly fat quickly. It also works on strengthening your thigh muscles, giving you multiple benefits.

  • Stand with your legs apart as hip width.
  • Raise both your hands and keep them in front of you at shoulder level, parallel to the ground.
  • Lunge forward. Take a big step forward with your right leg and sit down as if on a chair. Make your knees form a 90° angle with the floor.
  • The left leg should be backwards and supported by the toes.
  • Keep your back straight.
  • Twist your upper body to both the left and right sides.
  • Come back to original position and repeat with left leg.
  • Repeat each set 15 times.

3. ​Rolling Planks

The rolling plank exercise is a bit strenuous. It concentrates on toning the muscles of the abdomen, hip and lower back. If not done correctly, this exercise can lead to injuries or even unconsciousness. Be sure you do a warm up session before you start this exercise.
o   Lie flat on the floor with hands and elbows on the ground.
o   Raise your knees and support your legs on your toes.
o   Keep breathing normally.
o   Hold this position for 30 seconds.
o   Start moving forwards and backwards for the next 30 seconds.
o   Now lie sideways on the floor.
o   Lift up your hip, while supporting yourself on your right elbow and right foot.
o   Keep your knees straight and do not let your hip touch the ground.
o   Hold this position for 30 seconds.
o   Repeat on the other side.
o   You can also lift the leg on top and bring it down. This provides additional toning of the thigh and hip muscles.

4. ​Stomach Vacuum to lose belly fat

​This is a set of low impact exercises that concentrate more on your breathing technique than weight loss. There are three different ways of doing stomach vacuum exercises

Type 1

o The first type is known as the four point, transverse abdominal stomach vacuum exercise, or simply, the cat stretch pose.

  • ​Go to ground on all fours, supporting your body on your hands and knees.
  • Inhale deeply and loosen your stomach.
  • While exhaling, tighten the abdominal muscles.
  • Hold this position for 15-30 seconds.
  • Repeat 10 times.

Type 2

​o   The second type of stomach vacuum exercise is known as elevators.

  • Sit on a chair or on the floor and imagine your stomach to be an elevator.
  • Inhale deeply through the nose and imagine you are on the first floor.
  • Exhale through the mouth and push your stomach towards the spine. Think about climbing to the fifth floor.
  • Breathe out fast 5 more times, squeezing your abs each time.
  • Repeat 5 times.

Type 3

The third type is called standing pelvic tilts

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  • Stand with your legs apart at hip width and bend your knees slightly.
  • Inhale deeply through the nose and pull your belly inwards towards the spine.
  • Roll your hips out to the front.
  • Repeat 5-6 times.
​These sets of exercises are a bit strenuous for a beginner, so be sure you are ready and warmed up well to do these. Do not attempt these without a fitness trainer’s guidance, if you have heart ailments. Also remember to exercise on an empty stomach. We don’t want you to fall sick or injure yourself!
I will be back with yet another set of exercises next time!!
Till then, happy exercising! Stay fit, stay beautiful!
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Nisha Joshi

Nisha Joshi

Homemaker, new mother, true punekar, bookworm, blogger, photographer, budding chef, music enthusiast, likes to keep her fingers in many pies!

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