There are many different exercises to lose belly fat but with a small investment you can access many more. The workouts we’re going to talk about today targets your core and will therefore help you to lose belly fat. They all use an exercise ball (commonly called a stability ball or swiss ball), which in case you don’t know have become extremely popular in recent years. The exercise ball is a large inflatable ball that forms the basis of dozens of stretches, warm-ups and lower and upper body exercises. You can pick one up for around $10 and it will single-handedly transform your living room into a gymnasium! The exercise ball is said to be beneficial in:
- Improving Balance
- Better Coordination
- Increasing Flexibility
- Enhancing Muscle Tone
- Developing A Stronger Core
So what are the best exercises to lose belly fat on a exercise ball? Before we begin let’s talk a little about the areas we’re going to target with the ball. These exercises are designed to work the rectus abdominus (the area responsible for the six pack look), the external oblique’s (near your side) and the transverse abdominus (located on your side). By working out these three muscle groups we can be sure that we are tightening every area of our stomachs.
With each exercise make sure you’re focusing on her muscle contraction. That means you should be concentrating on feeling your muscles contract in your abdominal region. If you’re not feeling a slight burn in this area then you’re not doing the exercise correctly.
Abs Work Out 1
Sit on the exercise ball so that your lower back is at the top of the ball and your legs are shoulder width apart forming a 90° angle between your upper and lower legs. Cross your arms and touch the opposite shoulder. Now using your stomach muscles, pull your upper body upwards so that you are in a half-sitting up position. Pause for a second, and then lower and repeat.
Abs Work Out 2
Lie flat on your back and place the ball between your feet. Grip the ball with the insides of your feet and lift your legs and the ball up and over your chest. Pause, and then lower and repeat. Make sure that you do this smoothly and don’t bounce at the bottom of each repetition.
Abs Work Out 3
Position the ball next to a wall, and lie on the ball on your side, so that your feet are against the wall and pointing in the same direction, and your hip is resting against the ball. Lean over to one side so that your body is lying on the ball, and then pull yourself upwards so that just your hip is in contact with the ball. Positioning is key for this one, you need to make sure your hip is in the right place for maximum effect.
These workouts will help you develop a more athletic and toned physique, and as such are considered as the best exercises to lose belly fat using an exercise ball.