Exercising will help you lose belly fat, but not just any old exercise, you need to make sure that the exercises you are performing are done properly, and will help you to reduce that stomach fat. Of course, some of the exercises will achieve this better than others, so let’s see what will help you most.
Now, interval cardio training is the first type of exercise we’ll talk about for helping to lose belly fat. It is a type of cardio training that helps to boost your metabolic rate up the highest, so you burn more calories every day. Interval training means that you do an exercise, for example running for 5 minutes, then for 1 minute you increase your speed, then go back to the slower pace for another 5 minutes, before increasing your speed again for i, and so on. This is very effective in reducing your fat levels, but you do need to check with your doctor first to make sure that exercise of this kind is okay for you to perform. With this kind of cardio workout, you are not specifically targeting your stomach muscles, you are working to reduce all your body fat, and it is very effective when done properly.
Squats are very effective for burning belly fat as they work many muscles at the same time, so you increase the calorie burn during your workout. The squats will help you to build muscle mass, and as it is this mass which helps you burn more calories this too is good for losing stomach fat.
There is still some debate about whether sit ups are good for you, but they are still encouraged by most trainers as yet another exercise for burning belly fat. I have seen it recommended that weighted sit ups are even more effective, as it increases the intensity of the exercise, burning up even more fat for you.
Stomach vacuums are encouraged too. This is where you stand upright, and then suck in your stomach as hard as you can. Doing this trains the tummy muscles to contract and hold, which will be a big benefit as your belly loses its fat.
So, start your exercises to lose belly fat now, but don’t forget to eat a healthy diet as well – you will need good food to help you work your muscles!