Muffin top is an euphemistic expression for the excess fat that grows around the waist region, and comes from its similarity to the look of the edges of a muffin that spills over as it puffs up in the oven.
This look is perfectly acceptable for muffins but you probably don’t find it flattering on yourself, and in this post, we’ll show you two simple ab exercises that will help you get rid of your muffin top.
1. Elbow Plank
Come into a forward plank position with your forearms down on the ground in front of you. Remember to pull in your ab muscles but not to hold your breath.
This will stabilize your body by getting the weight off your arms and keep your back straight. Keep your legs straight at hip-width distance.
Rotate your right hip toward the mat, pivoting onto sides of feet. Pull abs in deeper to spine and lift hips back up to starting position. Repeat on the other side. Do ten reps to feel the burn!
2. Windshield Wipers
Start in a decline plank position off of a bench, chair, or couch with hands under shoulders, core engaged. With a straight right leg, lift up and keeping leg straight drag over towards the outside of right hand, tap toe down to the floor and lift back up to return to starting position.
Do 3 sets of 10 and repeat on opposite side.
Another good tip you can follow is to work on cardio in general. This includes brisk walking at the very least and jogging, skipping, and other exercises preferably.
All cardio exercises are great ways to burn fat, and while you may want to target your muffin top in particular, most fat loss from the body is general and uniform in nature.