‘The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?’

There can be various reasons for the increase in belly fat the major reasons being poor diet, stress, and lack of exercise. Everyone wishes to stay healthy and fit, but it is not that easy as the saying. Hitting the gym on regular basis becomes too hard in this modern and busy life. So, if you are someone wishing to lose belly fat without hitting the gym here are the 15 best exercises to lose belly fat and get into proper shape. The exercises are quite easy to practice and won’t take long hours of your day.

1. Crunches

This is among the most popular abdominal exercises. This exercise tightens your belly.

Target Areas: Lower and Upper Abs.

How To Do:

  1. Lie down on a mat and bend your knees. Place your feet on the floor.
  2. Hold the back of your head with your fingers and your thumb must be placed at the back of each ear.
  3. Lift your head from the floor and curl your body towards your knees. Try to touch your knees with your elbows.
  4. Return back to your starting position. You Can do 2 sets of 12 reps.

2. Leg Lifts

Target Areas: Lower abs, upper abs, glutes, hamstrings, and quads

How To Do:

  1. Lie down on your back. Keep your legs straight. Place your thumbs under your hips and palms flat on the floor.
  2. Lift both your legs all the way up to the ceiling at 90 degrees and bring them back down slowly.
  3. You can perform 3 sets of 15 reps.

3. Plank

Target Areas: Glutes, Upper abs, Lower abs, Shoulders and Biceps.

Fitness training athletic sporty man doing plank exercise in gym or yoga class exercising workout.

How To Do:

  1. Lie down in a push-up position. Place your elbows on the mat.
  2. Keep your back hips and neck aligned.
  3. Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds.
  4. You can do 3 sets of 30 seconds’ hold.

4. Lunge With Twist

Target Areas: abdominal area, Rib cage, and Shoulders.

How To Do:

  1. Stand on the floor with your feet aligned with your shoulders. Stand with your feet together, take a big step forward with your left foot and bend your left knee and drop it down low.
  2. Keep your right leg straight with your toes to the ground.
  3. Now place your right hand on the floor and twist your upper body to the left extending your left arm towards the ceiling.
  4. Keep both your hands straight and hold the position for 20 – 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat on the other side.

5. Burpees

Target Areas: Full Body

How To Do::

  1. Take a standing position. Get into the squat position moving your hands down with your hips as you prepare to jump back into a plank.
  2. Jump and push both your legs back and get into a plank position.
  3. Jump your feet back in toward your hands. Then, pull yourself back into a full squat and with your weight in your heels, jump with your arms overhead.
  4. You can do 3 sets of 8 reps.

6. Mountain Climber

Target Areas: Lower abs, upper abs, hamstrings, quads and glutes.

How To Do:

  1. Start with the plank position. Distribute your weight equally between your hands and your toes.
  2. Keep your shoulder-width apart, back flat, abs engaged, and head in alignment.
  3. Draw your right knee towards your chest and then bring it back to plank. Then, draw your left knee towards your chest and bring it back.
  4. Repeat this with alternate sides.

7. Heel Touch

Target Areas: Upper abs and Obliques.

How To Do:

  1. Lay down on your back with your knees bent and pointed towards the ceiling.
  2. Place your hands by your side, chin up, shoulders relaxed, keep your core engaged.
  3. Bend on the side and try touching your right heel with your right hand.
  4. Now bend towards the left side and try to touch your left heel with your left hand.
  5. You can do 3 sets of 20 reps.

8. Scissor Kicks

Target Areas: Lower abs, upper abs, hamstrings, quads, and glutes.

How To Do:

  1. Lie on your back and keep your legs extended. Keep your arms by your sides and your palms down.
  2. Press your lower back and tuck your pelvis. Maintain this posture during the entire movement.
  3. Lift your head, upper back, and legs off the ground. With your tight core and relaxed neck, lower one leg towards the floor and lift the other leg up. This is the scissoring motion.
  4. Continue this scissoring motion by slowly switching your legs up and down.
  5. You can perform 2 sets of 12 to 20 reps.

9. Plank with Knee to Elbow

Target Areas: Abs, glutes, hip flexors, obliques, and shoulders.

How To Do:

Begin with the push-up position. Place your forearms in the mat and align your elbows below your shoulders.

Keep your abs tightened and bring one knee to the outside of the same arm, hold the position for a moment before straightening the leg back behind you.

Repeat the movement with alternate legs for 20-30 seconds.

10. Side Plank

Target Areas: Abs, biceps, shoulders, and glutes.

How To Do:

  1. Take a half-lying position on your right side. Keep your left foot across the right foot on the floor.
  2. Keep your elbows below your shoulders and left hand on your waist.
  3. Lift your pelvis from the floor. Make sure your back is aligned with your neck and head.
  4. Hold the posture for 30 seconds. Repeat the same on the other side.

11. Crab Toe Touch

Target Areas: Abdominal Muscles.

How To Do:

  1. Sit on your mat with your knees bent and place your hands behind you.
  2. Lift your hips off the ground and kick your right leg up and touch your right foot with your left hand.
  3. Keep your right foot on the mat kick your left leg up and touch your left foot with your right hand.
  4. Repeat on alternate sides.

12. Reverse Crunches

Target Areas: Abs, Hips, Back

How To Do:

  1. Lie on your back with your knees together and your legs bent at 90 degrees. Keep your feet on the floor.
  2. Keep your palms down on the floor. Tighten your abs to lift your hips from the floor as you crunch your knees towards your chest.
  3. Hold at the top for a moment and then lower your back down without allowing your lower back to arch and lose contact with the floor.
  4. You can do 3 sets of 15 reps.

13. Jackknife Crunch

Target Areas: Lower abs, upper abs, glutes, hamstrings, and quads.

How To Do:

  1. Sit on the floor with both your feet straight on the floor in front of you.
  2. Keep both your hands behind your back and palms facing down. Lift your feet off the floor.
  3. Straighten out both legs and tighten your stomach.
  4. Bring both your knees towards your chest by bending them.
  5. Straighten out your knees and get back to the starting position.
  6. You can do 3 sets of 12 reps.

14. Russian Twist

Target Areas: Obliques, upper abs, lower abs, and glutes.

How To Do:

  1. Begin with a sitting position with your knees bent and your feet placed on the floor.
  2. Join your palms to maintain your balance of the body.
  3. Twist your upper body to the left and right.

15. Back Bend

Target Areas: Shoulders, abdomen, and buttocks.

How To Do:

  1. Lie on the floor facing downwards. Extend your legs and keep them a few inches apart from each other.
  2. Keep your elbows close to your body. Press your palms on the floor and pull your shoulders back.
  3. Engage your abs by drawing your belly button toward your spine. Keep your muscles engaged.
  4. Keep your hands, your hips, and the tops of your feet firmly planted on the floor, and begin to lift your upper torso. Tilt your chin upward and lift your chest toward the ceiling.
  5. Hold the position for 30 – 40 seconds.

So, these were the 15 best exercises to lose belly fat. Practicing these exercises daily will give you the desired results. You must exercise three to five times a week to stay fit and in good shape.



Q1. What is the best exercise to lose belly fat?

Ans. Above mentioned are some of the best exercises to lose belly fat. 

Q2. What are the best cardio exercises to lose belly fat?

Ans. This cardio exercise is a classic! Stand upright with your feet together and your arms next to your side. Jump up, open your legs and clap your hands above your head. Land with your legs spread wide. Repeat the move as fast as possible. 

Q3. Do ab exercises really work to lose belly fat?

Ans. Of course, these kinds of exercises will help strengthen your abdominal muscles, even tone them, but they won’t shift the layer of fat above them. There is a belief, among some, that you are able to target a specific body part for weight loss, a process known as ‘spot reduction’.

Q4. How do you burn belly fat with dumbbells?

Ans. Find either a barbell or pair of dumbbells you can use for this exercise that burns belly fat. Start with the bar or dumbbells at your hips and begin to lower it until it reaches right above your knees.

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