4 Fat-Burning Ab Exercises (No Crunches)

The abdominal consist of many interconnected muscles that run up the back, and down to the butt and the front and inner thighs. Fats in the abdominal region is the most difficult to burn, and when we think of exercises that fit into this, we are most likely to think of crunches. However, not everyone like to do crunches, and besides, it hurts. There are other options other than crunches, and I’ll be explaining some below.

1. Walkout from pushup position

To do this, start up in a pushup position with your hands two inches wider than your shoulders, then walk hands out as far as you can, and walk back. To intensify this, lift a leg before you walk your hands out and to the back. Do about 12 reps, and then relax. This exercise basically involves the full body, due to its involvement of the arms and legs top strengthen the abs.

2. Alligator drag

To do this, find a stretch of floor with enough space, and hold on to anything that will slide over the surface with little friction. Begin in a pushup position, keeping your feet on the object you are sliding with (this can be a towel, or plastic bags, depending on the surface you are on and which is comfortable).

Now, walk yourself with your hands, forward, to the end of the area you have chosen, which shouldn’t be less than 10 yards. Once that is done, take a deep breath and relax for about 60 to 90 seconds, and then repeat the alligator walk back to the starting position. Repeat the process again. This exercise has a mix of cardio, stability, and strength training, which makes it just perfect.

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3. Bridge opposite arm leg reach

Start by lying face-up, while you bend your left knee, and keep your left foot flat on the floor. At this point, your right leg should also be extended toward the ceiling, while you reach to the ceiling with your left arm, and your right arm  resting by your side.

Now, open your raised leg to the right and raised arm to the left, and try not to move your hips or shoulders. Then, try to concentrate on your abs, as you return your raised legs and arm to the center. Do about 10 to 12 reps on one side, then switch and repeat all over.

4. Low belly leg reach

To do this, lie faceup with your knees at 90 degress, and hands behind your head. Keep your abs contracted and your knees stacked over your hips. Now, lift your shoulders, and crunch up. Inhale while you maintain the pose for about 5 seconds; then exhale while you extend your legs to 45 degrees and maintain the position for about 5 seconds, with your lower belly squeezed. Do 10 to 15 reps, and then repeat.

Above are 4 effective exercises to burn fat in the abs. If consistent, there will be noticeable changes in a few weeks

image couresy: functionalmovement.com, fitvillains.tumblr.com, pinterest.com, diaryofafitmommy.com.

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