Exercises to Get Rid of Stomach Fat

Do you want to get rid of the bulges in your belly? You may want to try these exercises designed to help burn stomach fat:

Strength Training

Weight lifting not only helps you build your physique but it also boosts your body’s metabolic rate and efficiency, so it will continue to burn fat even after your workout is over. Ideally, you should combine strength training with cardio exercises and HIITs to get better results.


Spot reduction through exercise is a myth, which means you can’t really target just your stomach fat. However, there are exercises like running that are great at burning calories and reducing your overall body fat. This is especially true if you do long slow runs or intervals.

Elliptical Training

If you refer a low impact way of losing stomach fat, you can go for elliptical training instead. Gyms like In-Shape Gym have these machines that you can use for 30-40 minutes at a time and you’ll burn around 250-350 calories depending on your speed and weight.


A common misconception about crunches is that it burns the fat in your stomach. These exercises are not for spot-reduction, but rather, they help burn calories AND build muscles in these areas (ie your abs).  You can do bicycle crunches which strengthen the ab muscles. You do this by laying flat on your back and placing your hands behind your head. Raise your knees to your chest while raising your shoulders, neck and head off the ground. Another good exercise under this category is the reverse crunch. You do this by laying on the floor with legs off the floor and bent 90 degrees. Tighten your core as you lift your hips with your knees closer to your chest. Both hands should be on the floor palms down. You can do 1-3 sets of crunches, with about 12 reps each.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

If you are keen on working out precisely to lose belly fat, then HIIT is the way to go. It’s considered one of the most efficient and fastest way to lose belly fat and overall body fat. Basically, you’ll go high intensity and then take short breaks to recover (about a minute or less) then amp up the intensity again. These workouts are also short, about 15 to 30 minutes at a time. But while you might think HIITs are easy, they’re not. They’re very challenging and can definitely cause fatigue real quick.


Cycling is another low impact cardio that is also effective at burning calories and fat. You can lose anywhere between 250 to 500 calories for a 30 minute bike workout.

Russian Twist

This exercise is great for strengthening the core and also helps you improve rotational movement. If you’re new to Russian Twist, press both feet firmly on the floor, keep your core engaged and breathe deeply. You should inhale when you return to center and exhale when you do each twist. To do this exercise, sit on the floor with both feet touching the floor. With both knees bent, lift your feet off the floor and straighten your spine at a 45-degree angle. Reach your arms straight as you clasp both hands. Getting strength from your core, twist to the left. Go back to center. Then twist to the right. Go back to center. Do 2-4 sets, with 12 reps each. Here’s a demo on how to do a Russian Twist:

How to Do a Perfect Russian Twist

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