All those beers and all those cheers make for fast belly build-up over Christmas. Many of us are looking down at out garish guts and regretting that extra helping of Christmas pudding. But don’t fret! You don’t even need to leave your house to shed the pounds from that unwanted tummy region, ready for the summer season. You want to get that six-pack, all you need is your own body and a little bit of willpower, and maybe a little LipoGenix Elite just to get everything moving quicker!
So if you are ready to drop pounds and get those abdominal muscles back into shape, move the couch back in the living room and get to these handy little fat-burning exercises for a little extra January weight loss.
- Bridge Arm-Leg Reach
Lay flat on the floor with the left leg extended toward the ceiling and the right leg bent so that the foot is flat on the floor near your buttocks. Place the left arm on the floor alongside the side of your body, and reach the right arm up to the ceiling. Simultaneously move the left leg down to the floor on the left side of your body, and the right arm to the floor on the right side of your body. After 5 repetitions, switch arms and legs and repeat this process.
This is a pilates move which really helps to tone those abdominal muscles, while also helping to tighten the quads. Lay flat on your back with your legs in the air. Bend them slightly at the knee. Breathe in and swing your arms above your head, flat on the floor. As you breathe out, sweep your arms down by your sides and rock your body into a seated position, but do not let your legs touch the floor. Slowly lower yourself back down on to your back, without your legs touching the floor. Repeat 10 times.
- Twist and touch
The first position is called a V-sit, and to get into this position, sit down with your legs bent in front of you. Lift your legs off the ground so that your calves are parallel with the floor. Stretch your arms out in front of you so they are also parallel to the floor. Pretend you are grasping a volleyball (or hold a ball). Move your hands alternately to the floor either side of your hips, keeping the hands in the same position, and without letting your feet fall to the floor.
- Bicycle Crunches
This is an old classic for toning the abdominal muscles. Lay flat on your back with your legs out in front of you. Place your hands under your head. Lift each leg individually and try to touch it with the opposite elbow. Make sure to lift your head from your belly region, and not to crank your neck with your arm. Repeat until you feel a strong burn in your lower abdominals.
Getting rid of belly fat is not too hard. There are a whole range of exercises which cut back the fat without you having to leave your living room. However, to keep the fat off, stay away from sugary snacks and drinks!