3 BELLY FAT BURNING EXERCISES WITH ASTONISHING RESULTS
Obesity is a serious health concern, isn’t it alarming that over 66% of adults in the US are obese?
Guess what recently got added to the list of characteristics that could lead to early death. That’s right its belly fat. Accumulating excess fat around the abdominal region has been discovered to be one of the leading causes of early death, after smoking and drinking of course.
In the past, accumulating belly fat had been established to lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression and even cancer, but there was no report of early death until recently. This further buttresses the fact that keeping fit through physical activity is vital to every individual.
There are two types of abdominal fat people should worry about; the subcutaneous and visceral fats. Subcutaneous fat refers to the fat layer underneath the skin in the abdominal region while the visceral is the fat found around the internal organs of the body such as the stomach, the intestines and so on.
Both forms of fat are harmful to the body however, visceral fat has proven to be the leading cause of most health complications associated with belly fat.
Belly fat is usually easy to detect or self-diagnose. All you need is a simple tape to measure the circumference of the waist area. A measurement of up to 35 inches for females and 40 inches for males usually indicates belly fat.
To tackle this problem, there is a need to engage in physical exercise in order to lose abdominal fat. It is highly recommended that aerobic exercises should be opted for because it has proven to be more effective in resolving belly fat issues.
The internet is littered with advertisements about schemes and programs to assist people lose weight very quickly. Most of these (especially those involving drugs) are not just ineffective but also dangerous to health. Although exercising might take a considerable amount of time; the results are healthy and more lasting.
Different programs target different muscle groups. There are also a variety of exercises suitable for treating belly fat; some take longer period of time, some are effective and some are not. However the three exercises explained in this article have been researched and reported highly effective.
Before we dive into losing weight, let’s talk about how belly fat is accumulated and how to prevent it. The leading cause of weight gain is the same; eating too much calories and burning little. The imbalance between the energy consumed and spent daily is exactly the root cause weight gain.
To stop accumulating more belly fat here are a few things to be done (combined with exercising) to ensure fast and astonishing results.
- Avoid excessive eating, especially carbs or empty calories
- Eat healthy diet such as vegetables and leafy greens
- Burn calories walking, dancing or jogging.
- Be determined and keep exercising.
Remember before diving into exercise to make use of athletic tape to avoid injuries in the course of the exercise. Also the human skin takes a reasonable period of time to adjust back to normal after weight loss. Unless you intend to burn fat and leave laps of skin hanging, these exercises are your best bet. Here they are the 3 exercises with astonishing results:
1. Side Plank
How it works:
A. Lie down on your left side with your elbow directly beneath your shoulder and legs stacked. Put your right hand on your left shoulder or on your right hip.
B. Brace your abs and lift your hips off the floor until you are balancing on your forearm and feet so that your body forms a diagonal line. Clutch for at least 30 to 45 seconds. If you can’t clutch that long, stay up as long as you can and then repeat until you have held for 30 seconds total. Switch sides and do the same.
More special stabilization moves: The standard plank and the anti-rotation grip.
Why it works:
This move is more challenging than a traditional plank because you are supporting your entire body weight on two points of contact instead of four. As a result, you must work out your core harder to stay much stabilized.
2. Alligator Drag
How it works:
A. Find a stretch of floor that allows you to go forward 10 to 20 yards, and hold anything that will slide over the surface with minimal friction. Dinner plates or plastic bags work on a carpeted floor, while towels work on wood or on tile.
B. Begin in pushup pose with your feet on the slides, towels, or plates.
C. Walkout yourself forward with your hands to the end of your runway (the aim is for at least 10 yards). Relax for 60 to 90 seconds (or as long as you think you will recover) and repeat the same alligator walk back to where you started. That’s one set. Redo it one more time.
Why it works:
This plank uses your entire core to keep your body stabilized and burns extra calories by adding movement (trailing yourself along the floor). It mixes cardio, stability, and strength training to get you faster results of fat-burning.
3. Walkout from Pushup Position
How it works:
A. Begin in pushup position with hands two inches wider than your shoulders.
B. Walk your hands out as far as possible, and then walk back. Do it for about 10-12 times. Make it more difficult: Lift one leg up before you walk your hands out and back.
Why it works:
This advanced plank exercise involves full-body movement, such as using the arms and legs, while integrating resistance to strengthen your entire core.