You can reduce muffin tops with these 8 simple exercises

A lot of women all over the world are suffering from belly fat. They try keeping to very strict diets and exercise at the gym on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it is not easy to get rid of it.

Fat in the abdomen area can prevent many women from looking beautiful and self-confident. We have good news: there is a workout consisting of eight simple exercises which can help you fight belly fat.

So, the exercises are the following: Russian Twist, Сriss Cross, Burpees, Scissors, Plank and Side Plank and Rotate, Crunches and V-Ups

You should remember that you will be able to achieve the proper results only if you do not miss a workout. Healthy eating and drinking a lot of water will also help you.

#1 Russian Twist

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– Lie down on the floor placing your feet either under something that will not move or by having a partner hold them. Your legs should be bent at the knees.

Elevate your upper body so that it creates an imaginary V-shape with your thighs. –

Your arms should be fully extended in front of you perpendicular to your torso and with the hands clasped. This is the starting position.

– Twist your torso to the right side until your arms are parallel with the floor while breathing out.

– Hold the contraction for a second and move back to the starting position while breathing out. Now move to the opposite side performing the same techniques you applied to the right side.

– Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

#2 Criss Cross:

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– Start lying on back with your legs long and straight up towards the ceiling.

– Engage your abs and lower your legs on the diagonal. Bring one ankle over the other and switch in a criss cross motion working your thighs and lower abs.

#3 Burpees

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– Bend over or squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, just outside of your feet.

– Jump both feet back so that you’re now in plank position.

– Drop to a push-up—your chest should touch the floor. You can also drop to your knees here, which makes the impending push-up easier.

– Push up to return to plank position (this can be a strict push-up, a push-up from the knees, or not a push-up at all (i.e., just push yourself up from the ground as you would if you weren’t working out)—your choice).

– Jump the feet back in toward the hands.

– Explosively jump into the air, reaching your arms straight overhead.

#4 Scissors

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– Lie on your back, with your hands on the ground.

– Lift your feet 30 cm high and cross them 10 times, performing a movement similar to the cutting with scissors.

– Do not take a break, and repeat in 3 sets of 10 repetitions.

– You should not touch the ground with your legs while performing the exercise.

#5 Plank

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– Lie face down in a push-up position. Keep your palms on the floor next to your shoulders and your feet flexed with the bottoms of your toes on the floor.

– Take a deep breath and press up into a pushup. Your body should make a straight line from your heels to the top of your head.

– Draw your navel toward your spine and tighten your buttocks. Look at the floor to keep your head in neutral position and breathe normally.

– Hold for at least 10 seconds and lower yourself back to the floor.

#6 Side Plank and Rotate

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– Start in a side plank position, with your right shoulder over your elbow, your body in a straight line in reach your left hand toward the ceiling.

– Twist your torso forward and slowly place your left arm under your body.

– Repeat and then switch sides.

#7 Crunches

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– Lie flat on your back with your feet flat on the ground, or resting on a bench with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle. If you are resting your feet on a bench, place them three to four inches apart and point your toes inward so they touch.

– Now place your hands lightly on either side of your head keeping your elbows in. —

-Tip: Don’t lock your fingers behind your head.

– While pushing the small of your back down in the floor to better isolate your abdominal muscles, begin to roll your shoulders off the floor.

– Continue to push down as hard as you can with your lower back as you contract your abdominals and exhale. Your shoulders should come up off the floor only about four inches, and your lower back should remain on the floor. At the top of the movement, contract your abdominals hard and keep the contraction for a second. Tip: – Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum.

– After the one second contraction, begin to come down slowly again to the starting position as you inhale.

– Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

#8 V-Ups

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– Lie down on a flat surface or mat.

– Start with your legs straight, then come up.

– Touch your toes, and then let your torso fall back down

– Bring your legs up into the air, touching your toes again.