Top 6 Aerobic Exercises

How awful to realize that your favorite dress that accented perfectly your shape several months ago now is too tight for you! You’re afraid of looking at your slim-fitted clothes, you start getting a bit self-conscious and you can`t even sleep well as you constantly think of your jutting abdomen.

In any case, don’t go to the nearest shop to buy bigger size clothes. That doesn’t solve your problem, on the contrary, adds a greater problem. Excess fat doesn`t only spoil your figure but also increases the risk of the heart problem.

So, start fighting against your jutting abdomen immediately. Don`t think that it will be so easy to do as belly fat is the most obstinate part of your body. To lose your extra pounds faster start exercising. It is the best way to get back into shape. You have to work out at least an hour every day and, of course, watch what you eat – go on a diet.

Here you’ll find top 6 aerobic exercises that help you to reduce your belly fat even faster than you can believe no matter where you’ll work out at home or in the gym.

Knee to Elbow Crunches

Knee to elbow crunches is one of the basic crunch exercises and it necessarily should be added to your daily fitness if you really want to return your flat stomach. Nothing kills your belly fat faster than crunch exercises. If you want to return your toned and strong abdomen this exercise is exactly what you need.

How to do this exercise right:

  • lie on your back and place your hand behind your head;
  • lift your legs off the floor at a 90-degree angle;
  • lift your upper torso off the floor slightly simultaneously bend your knees, your elbows must touch your knees;
  • hold this position for 3 seconds;
  • lift your arms off the floor simultaneously straighten your legs out;
  • hold this position for 3 seconds;
  • repeat this exercise 10 times.

Vertical Leg Crunches

Such a basic variety of crunches as vertical leg crunch aims at improving not only the middle but also the side abdominal muscles.

How to do this exercise right:

  • lie flat on the floor with your legs up at 90 degrees and place your hands behind the head;
  • cross your legs and lift your shoulder blades off the floor to reach for your legs;
  • lower your shoulder blades and then again lift them;
  • repeat this exercise 12 – 15 times.

Bicycle Crunches

You see that crunch exercises have a lot of variations. Of course, you should start with the basic ones (see above). When you do crunches regularly start gradually making them more difficult. For example, try to do bicycle crunches. Don`t be afraid you need not have a bicycle for this.

How to do this exercise right:

  • lie on the floor and place your hands behind your head;
  • raise both your legs off the floor and bend them at the knees;
  • keep your feet together;
  • lift your head up and touch your right elbow to the left knee simultaneously straighten your right leg, keeping it in several inches off the floor. Then straighten your left leg (don’t lower it on the floor) and at the same time touch your left elbow to your right knee;
  • repeat this exercise 10 – 15 times.

Warrior Lunge Twist

The lunge and twist is a great exercise for your abs. It is a nice exercise for beginners to lose extra pound faster.

How to do this exercise right:

  • stand with your feet hip-width apart and keep your knees slightly bent;
  • bring your hands into prayer pose;
  • take a long step forward with your left leg and bend your knee about 90 degrees, keeping your right leg straight;
  • rotate your upper body to the left and press your right elbow into the outside of the left leg  turning your head to look up toward the ceiling over your left shoulder;
  • hold this position for 5 seconds;
  •  repeat on the other side;
  • repeat 5 – 6 times on each side.

Stability Ball Forearm Plank

This is one of the most effective body exercises that train the muscles around your abdomen, hips and tightens your butt.

How to do this exercise right:

  • get into the plank position: put your forearms on the stability ball and your toes on the floor;
  • keep your abs engaged, squeeze your butt muscles, keep your back straight (your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet);
  • hold this position for 30-40 seconds;
  • lower your knees to the floor, rest for a few seconds and start again;
  • repeat this exercise 5 – 6 times.

Captain’s Chair Leg Raise

Doing leg raises on the Captain’s Chair can be one of the most effective ways to burn your belly fat and develop strength in your abs. It`s very comfortable exercise as the Captain`s Chair you  can replace the usual chair.

How to do this exercise right:

  • sit down on the chair with straight back and relax shoulders;
  • put your hands beside you on the chair;
  • lift both your legs and when your knees will be very close or touch your chest hold for 5 seconds;
  • don’t lean forward and arch back;
  • lower your leg down slowly and repeat this exercise 15 – 20 times.

Burning fat is a hard work. But with such effective and simple aerobic exercises mentioned above, you can lose your extra pounds even without leaving your home. All you need is a lot of patience and stamina and you return your flat stomach!

Written by Helen Rogers