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Try these home exercises to lose belly fat [video]

Posted by Andile Sicetsha

If you are reading this then you have probably been scouring the internet trying to find the safest way to lose belly fat without a gym membership.

While the latter is the most practical approach to kickstarting your road to fitness, some of us are not at a place where we can afford to take on another contractual commitment.

However, as in the words of the famed author George Herbert, “to him that will, ways are not wanting.”

Why is it so hard to lose belly fat?

To all those who can relate, there is nothing more stubborn — in this world — than belly fat. It sits in our abdomen and protrudes like an invader and no matter how loose-fitting your shirt may be, that potbelly still kicks out.

According to Legion Athletics, one of the chief reasons why fat stored in our abdomen is so hard to get rid of is attributed to the fact that fat cells stored in this region of our body are “very resistant to mobilisation.”

Fearmongering facts like the health risks associated with belly fat are counterproductive to our aims. Thus, we won’t aggregate what’s already been stated by respected publications like Medical News Today.

Instead, we will bring forth a practical solution to zoning in on the core of your body and crunching until that waistline thins and those abs form.

Start your weight loss journey with these home exercises

The home exercises we featured in this piece are taken from the advice of renowned pharmaceutical YouTuber Abraham The Pharmacist.

Please note that it is important to consult your doctor for a medical before you begin any weight loss journey that involves heightened physical movement and drastic changes to your diet.

If performed to precision and matched by a safe diet, you can expect to see results in as little as six weeks, just in time for those shirtless trips to the beach.

Without further ado, here are home exercises you can try to lose belly fat.

  1. Plank

Tip: For an effective plank, try your hardest to hold this position for 30 seconds.

  1. Sit-ups
  1. Knee-high crunches
  1. Basic crunches
  1. Sit-up and twist
  1. Dorsal raises

Important: These exercises must be performed using High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) methods. In other words, try your best to perform all exercises in two minutes and rest for 60 seconds. Rinse and repeat. For beginners, 30-minute workouts are a good start.