A protruding belly is not really a welcome sight especially when you’re fond of wearing tight tops or dresses. Unfortunately, most of us are inclined to sit for hours on end or gorge on foods that are high in cholesterol and calories without burning them off through exercise. So if you want to see your belly disappear, you will need to rethink your fitness routine. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait to go to the gym before you can start toning your midsection because there are bodyweight exercises that can help you remove the flab from your belly in no time. Here are some examples of flat belly workouts that you need to try.
Squat and reach
In this workout, you should start with your feet wider than hip-width with your toes pointing outwards. Shift your weight to your heels as you bend your knees to lower yourself into a deep squat. See to it that your knees don’t go beyond your toes as you squat. Raise your arms overhead while you remain in a squat and hold for a few seconds. Push yourself back up to complete one rep. You need to do 15 reps for this exercise.
Another bodyweight workout that will not only challenge your core but your arms and legs as well is bird dog. For this exercise, you should go down on all fours with your wrists below your shoulders and your back straight. Raise your right arm forward as you lift your left leg behind you. Keep your head down while you hold this pose for a few counts then go back to your first position. Continue alternating for a minute.
Push-ups are often used in many core training routines but if you want to make this exercise more challenging, add a rotation to it. Go into a push-up position first. Engage your core as you lower yourself to the ground. As you push yourself upward, shift your weight to your right arm then turn your torso towards the left as you raise your left arm towards the ceiling. Hold for a few seconds then go back to your previous pose then lower yourself back down. Repeat the steps but this time, you should shift your weight to your left arm so you can twist your torso towards the right. Do 15 reps.
Here is another core workout that you can try. First, lie down on the floor on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Bring your left ankle on top of your right knee. Position your right hand behind your head then raise yourself from the floor to bring your right elbow towards your left knee. Engage your core to help you lift your torso. Go back to your first position and repeat as many times as you can within 30 seconds. Now follow the steps mentioned above but this time lifting your right ankle on your left knee then bring your left elbow towards the right knee. Do as many reps within 30 seconds.