The 5 Best Exercises You Should Be Doing To Shrink the ’Stubborn Sagging Belly’

The best 5 exercises to lose the stubborn belly fat
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Want to lose the stubborn hanging belly fat? Add these belly fat-burning exercises to your routine to help tone up the midsection and get rid of the stubborn sagging belly fat.

Anyone who’s tried to shrink belly fat can tell you it isn’t easy to lose it. Not only that, the more you accumulate, the harder it is to get rid of. If you’re struggling with a saggy belly, here is the hard truth.

Losing a stubborn saggy belly would take a lifestyle change that incorporates healthy eating and serious efforts in the gym.

But the good news is, you can lose all your belly fat and get a toned, flat stomach if you stick to it.

The best type of workout to burn fat and trim down the middle section is strength training paired with some intense cardio moves.

This is because anaerobic helps you increase calorie expenditure. In other words, it helps you create a calorie deficit and lose weight and reduce body fat more effectively. In fact, some research encourages moderate to vigorous aerobic exercises up to 5 times a week for those categorized as overweight.

The aerobic element of the workout is what reduced the body fat including your tummy fat.

What builds a leaner body with toned six-packs is your strength training.

Together, you’ll have an ultimate workout that reduces your belly fat and tones your tummy. Do these exercises regularly and follow a clean, healthy eating plan to transform your midsection fast.

5 Best Exercises to Get Rid of The Stubborn Saggy Belly Fat

5 Best Exercises to Get Rid of The Stubborn Saggy Belly Fat

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1. Reverse Crunches

Reverse Crunches

The classic sit-up is a perfectly acceptable abdominal exercise. However, the reverse crunch tends to provide more of a challenge for most exercisers. 

This move requires some serious control and coordination throughout the core muscles and the lower body. So don’t be discouraged if you can’t perfect it right away!

How to Perform:

  • Lie on your back, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Next, tuck both knees to your chest, then push your heels up toward the ceiling, raising your hips and low back off of the ground.
  • Slowly lower back down to the starting position and repeat for 3 sets of 10-12 reps per set, 3-4 times per week.

2. Bicycle Crunch

Bicycle Crunch

Riding a bike is terrific exercise for your legs and your cardiovascular system. But when you perform the bicycle motion while lying on your back, you can achieve a terrific ab workout!

How to Perform:

  • Lie flat on your back, with your knees bent and your feet resting on the floor.
  • Tuck your right knee toward your chest as you kick your left leg out in front of you.
  • As you do this, rotate your trunk so that your left elbow comes close to your right knee.
  • Then, reverse all of the above positions, bringing your left knee toward your right elbow.
  • Complete 3 sets of 15 reps per set, 3-4 times per week.

3. Side Plank Lifts

Side Plank Lifts

Many of the exercises that focus on abdominal strengthening will emphasize the rectus abdominis, also known as the 6-pack muscle. But there are a few other key muscles that make up the core that also bear consideration.

For instance, the obliques are an equally important muscle group to emphasize. Side plank lifts are one of the best ways of getting this body region stronger and more defined.

How to Perform:

  • Start by lying on your left side, with your left forearm tucked underneath you and your right foot stacked on top of your left.
  • Then, lift your hips up toward the ceiling by contracting your oblique muscles.
  • To complete the movement, slowly and carefully lower your hips back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat for 3 sets of 12-15 reps per set, 3-4 times per week.

4. Pushups with Hand Release

Pushups with Hand Release

Of all the bodyweight exercises available, pushups may be the best choice for the upper body. 

Adding in a hand release activates more muscles throughout the shoulders and core, increasing the difficulty of this great exercise.

How to Perform:

  • Place your hands and feet on the floor, with your hands underneath your shoulders and your feet spaced about hip-width apart.
  • Slowly lower your chest down to the floor.
  • Once your chest has come in contact with the ground, release your hands from the ground and raise them up toward the ceiling.
  • Hold this position for one second, then return the hands to the ground and perform a pushup.
  • Continue to repeat this pattern for 3 sets of 10-20 reps per set, 3-4 times per week.

5. Figure 8’s

Abdominal Figure 8’s

Movements involving the legs work the abs to a high degree. These exercises force the abs to stabilize the trunk, leading to increased strength and definition throughout this region.

How to Perform:

  • Sit on the floor with both hands on the ground behind you, supporting your spine.
  • Next, keep the knees as straight as you can and lift both feet off the floor.
  • Draw a figure 8 shape in the air and repeat for 10-12 reps in each direction, for 3 sets per session, 3-4 times per week.

The Bottom Line

Losing weight and belly fat is no easy task. However, if you have excess belly fat, burning this tissue can go a long way toward improving your health.

There are tons of factors that affect weight loss, and exercise is an important one. By performing the above exercises regularly, you can put yourself in the best position to burn fat

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Bennett Richardson, DPT, PT, CSCS
Bennett Richardson, DPT, PT, CSCS

Bennett Richardson is a physical therapist and writer out of Pittsburgh, PA. He has maintained certification as a strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) since 2014. He then went on to earn a BS in exercise science and a doctorate degree in physical therapy, both from Slippery Rock University. In his free time, Bennett likes to read and exercise.

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