8 Home Exercises to Lose Belly Fat and Get a Flat Stomach Faster

Focusing on reducing your belly fat and trying to get better abdominal muscles can really help you avoid getting heart diseases, cancer, or diabetes. Recent studies have proved that in addition to making you look amazing, a smaller waist can have various health benefits. Now, did you know that there are belly exercises or workouts that you can do within the comfort of your own home? All you need to do is make time to perform these exercises and be consistent with them to get the desired results within a week’s time. These can be done in as little time as just 10 minutes.

You need just four exercises to target your abdomen muscles

To create a daily routine you should first choose 4 exercises which you feel you’d be comfortable with. Every exercise needs to be done in a specific time duration and a 10-second break should follow in between each one of them. Also, repeat them at least 2 times per session. Once you are comfortable with that you could do all 8 in this routine.


Know About the Rectus Abdominis

The rectus abdominis is the muscle that people generally refer to as the “six-pack”. It is positioned between the pubic bone and the ribs, thus being in front of the pelvis. There are two different ways to work out this muscle and that is by

  • Bringing the pelvis towards the chest; or
  • Bringing the chest towards the pelvis

Here are some abdominal exercises you can incorporate in your daily exercise routine


1 Crunches

If you want abs and a core, then crunches are what you need. Crunches are the most basic exercise when it comes to training your abs. It is a classic and is best for toning the oblique muscles and the rectus abdominis.

Double Leg Reach

How to do it:

  • Lie down on a comfortable mat or on the floor
  • Keep your knees bent
  • Raise your entire upper body toward the ceiling while keeping the knees bent and only using your abdominal muscles and pause upon reaching the peak

Reps: 15

Arm Plank with Knee Dips

2 Double Leg Reach

Leg raises have several benefits. Apart from giving you a flat belly, they are also helpful in leg problems like feet swelling and improving circulation in legs. It is considered a favorite Pilates move. The double leg reach works out both the lower and upper abdominals thereby making it an effective abdominal workout.


How to do it:

  • Lie down on your back with your arms kept upward facing and legs stretched out
  • Lift your feet upwards off the ground until you reach a 45-degree angle and pause there
  • Slowly bring it back down till you are in the same posture you were in at the beginning

Reps: 10

Plank Hip Dips

3 Arm Plank with Knee Dips

Not only will you be working out your abs with this exercise, but you will also be working out your glutes, legs, arms, and shoulders. The plank itself is an awesome exercise to strengthen your entire core and body.

Boat Pose A.K.A Navasana

How to do it:

  • Take up a plank position by supporting your bodyweight only with your hands
  • Bending your knee forward, towards your waist, curl it and keep it there a few seconds
  • Now pull your leg back and do the same action with the other one

Reps: 15


4 Roll-ups

This exercise helps in increasing the flexibility of the spine while at the same time strengthening your abdominal muscles. When you are comfortable with these first four exercises, try a routine with 2 more or the entire 8.

How to do it:

  • Lay down on your back with your legs and arms stretched
  • Lifting your arms up and forwards, slowly roll up into a sitting position using your abs only
  • Once again squeeze your abs and slowly lower yourself back to the initial position

Reps: 10

Roll ups

5 Plank Hip Dips

Plank hip dips are the absolute basics which are best for beginners trying to work on their abs. This is a modified version of the elbow plank that includes a hip rotation that enhances core engagement.

Plank hip dips

How to do it:

  • Assume a push-up position and rest your forearms on the ground in a 90-degree angle
  • Keep your back arched slightly
  • Squeeze your abs tightly to close the distance between your hips and rib cage while reaching for the ceiling with your glutes
  • Finally, bring your back down to the start-up position and keep repeating for the specified number of times

Reps: 20

Push-up position

6 Boat Pose A.K.A Navasana

The Navasana targets the lower back and the legs in addition to the abdominal muscles. This also improves digestion, balance and stretches your hamstrings. It is good for spinal strength and hip flexors and improves health of thyroid, prostate and intestines.

Boat Pose

How to do it:

  • Sit down with your knees bent while keeping your feet flat on the floor
  • Leaning back slightly try lifting your feet off the floor
  • Extend your arms out straight in front of you
  • Hold this position wherein the knees are kept straight for about 30 seconds or 1 minute,
  • relying solely on your abdominal muscles to keep your body steady

Reps: 1 for a 1-minute hold

1-minute hold

7 Windshield

The windshield should mainly be done only at the end of your workout session. Needless to say, it is an exceptionally strengthening workout. It is also good for the spine and strengthens your back.

Windshield pose

How to do it:

  • Lay down on your back stretching out your knees and with the legs straight up
  • With the help of your sides straighten out your abs
  • Begin with dropping your legs to one side and then shifting it on to the opposite side and then back again
  • Keep repeating this till the specified numbers of reps are complete

Reps: 10

Back stretching out your knees

8 Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers are tough as they are an advanced, high-intensity workout which will definitely get your heart racing. It also falls into a category of cardio and it would make a lot of sense to incorporate such a workout into your daily workout segment.

Back stretching

How to do it:

  • Take up a plank position on the floor
  • Keep your hands at a shoulder-width distance from each other
  • Pull the right knee into your chest as much as you can
  • In an instant switch the legs and do the very same thing
  • Always remember to never let your hips rise

Reps: 15

Designing a home workout segment with these exercises in mind will really benefit you in terms of getting results and no need of having to buy special equipment to perform them on. You can even choose an exercise from your favorites if it hasn’t been included in the following list.

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