10 Abs Exercises That Will Kill Your Belly Fat Faster Than Anything Else

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Belly fat is not just aesthetically bad for you, but also can be harmful to your health. If belly fat is not controlled, over a period of time, you can develop heart borne diseases, diabetes and high blood pressure. To get rid your pooch, all it takes is a bit of a personal commitment, a few changes in your diet and strict workout regimes. Scroll over as we bring some of the best exercises that you can easily follow to remove that flab from your belly and get your body in shape :

Hollow Rocks

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Lie on the floor with lower back touching the ground with legs straight out and upper body off the ground. Keep your arms straight above your head at your ears and your toes pointed away from you. Keeping your back hollow and slightly curved from the ground, start rocking back and forth while keeping your body tight and maintaining the hollow body form. Make sure the back stays rounded with the pelvis tucked under and don’t raise your legs up more than a foot off the ground as you rock back and forth. Use your lower abs to get that momentum going. (50 reps)

Russian Twists

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Sit on the ground with your hips and knees bent at 90 degrees and your torso at a 45 degree angle from the ground. Keeping your back straight and holding your hands at your chest, explosively twist your torso as far as you can to the left to get your left elbow to touch the ground. Then reverse the motion to twist to your right. This counts as one rep. Repeat this motion while keeping your spine straight instead of rounded. For a more advanced and tougher workout, hold a medicine ball, dumbbell, or weighted plate at your chest and keep your legs straight out in front of you and off the ground. (50 reps)

V-Ups

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Lie on the floor in hollow body form with lower body touching the ground and arms at the ears. Keeping your feet together with toes pointed, raise both legs up while keeping them completely straight and raise the upper body off the ground to make your hands touch the toes. Squeeze and engage your lower abdominal muscles to reach for your toes without bending your knees and then lower yourself back into hollow rock position. (50 reps)

Bicycle V-Ups

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Start lying down in hollow body form with legs straight out on the ground and arms behind you. In one swift movement, bring your left leg and upper body off the ground into a 45 degree angle. Touch your right hand to your left foot while keeping the leg straight and as close to your torso as you can. Hold your left arm out to the side for balance. Return to starting position and repeat the movement on the other side with your right leg straight up and the left hand making contact with the right foot. Engage your core and obliques to bring your legs up as high as possible without bending the knees. (50 reps)

Extended Arm Plank

Start in plank position. Slowly walk your hands out as far out as possible in front of you with hands still pointing forward. Hold yourself there with arms and back straight and butt down for 10 seconds. Walk your hands back into regular plank position. (10 reps)

Grasshoppers

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Start in push-up position with hips centered and hands placed underneath the shoulders. Bring your left foot diagonally across to your right hand and then alternate by bringing your right foot to your left hand. This is one rep. Make sure to keep your butt down and squeeze your glutes and obliques as you do this. (50 reps)

Inchworms

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Start in standing position with feet together. Keeping your entire body straight, bend only at the hips to walk your hands out into push-up position until your body is parallel to the ground. Once you are in proper push-up position, keep your hands underneath the shoulders and slowly walk your feet up as close to your hands as possible. Keep your legs and back straight while squeezing your abdominals to walk your feet up. Walk your feet back out into plank position without bending your knees. This is one rep. (For 1 minute)

Oblique V-Ups

Starting on either your left or right side, lie sideways on the ground on your hip with legs off the ground and angled 30 degrees from your hip. Keeping a weight in both hands at your chest or above your head with your arms at your ears, lift your legs and torso towards each other. Keep your legs straight and contract your oblique muscles to push your torso and legs towards each other. Keep the back rounded and head in neutral position. (50 reps)

Towel Knee Tucks

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Start in push-up position with a towel under your feet on a smooth surface. Keeping your core and glutes tight with hands positioned under your shoulders, drag the feet on the towel in towards your torso in a smooth, explosive movement. Bring your feet as far in towards your hands so that your final position is your knees bent underneath your torso, grazing the elbows. Slide your feet back out into push-up position. This is one rep. (50 reps)

Full Weighted Sit Up

Start lying down with your back flat on the floor with legs straight out. Holding a weight at your chest, slowly bring your upper body up for 4 seconds into a sitting position so that your torso is perpendicular to your legs. Slowly lower your upper body for 4 seconds back down into starting position. Repeat these movements while keeping the back completely flat and your legs and feet firm on the ground. (For 1 minute)

 

Source: Fit And Healthy 24

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