Slim down your stomach—fast.
When many people visualize weight loss, one of the first things to come to mind is getting a totally toned and taut tummy. After all, who doesn’t want to be able to slip into a pair of jeans without having to deal with a muffin to or have the option of flashing their flat abs in a two-piece swimsuit? What’s more, losing fat around your middle is a surefire way to improve your health: Research links larger waist size to heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.
That said, targeting your belly fat with crunches will not work. “Spot reduction isn’t a viable approach to losing belly fat,” explains fitness trainer and nutrition expert Corey Phelps, creator of the Cultivate by Corey app. “But there are some great core-focused exercises that will torch fat all over the body resulting in a strong more chiseled core.”
Celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Jillian Michaels agrees. “I’m a big fan of exercises that are core-focused, but work multiple muscle groups simultaneously with a HIIT component for added calorie burn.”
So just what exercises and types of workouts will help you achieve your flat-ab fantasies? Here are 10 expert recommended moves that will help you banish that belly fat in no time at all.
This exercise works your core, as well as your chest, shoulders, lats, triceps and quads, explains Michaels.
Start in plank position. Drop to a push-up, with chest touching the floor. Push up to return to plank position. Jump the feet in toward the hands. Explosively jump into the air, reaching your arms straight overhead.