Belly Blasting Workout

Posted: May 24, 2012 by jerkmag in CRISP -- health

It doesn’t even need to be mentioned or explained why people are so uncomfortable and lack confidence with it comes to their mid sections. Some people hide it, some ignore it, some don’t even realize what they look like (HOW?!?), and some work to change it.

Here are some preventable belly fat workouts to change your body and your confidence.

The Matrix: kneel on the floor with your knees hip-width apart. Keep your torso upright and hold the ball against your abs. Slowly lean back as far as possible, keeping your knees planted. Hold the reclined position for three seconds, and then use your core to slowly come up to the starting position. Do 12 to 15 reps.

Knee-Cross Crunch: Stand with your shoulders in line with your hips, and extend your left arm up and your right leg to the side, toes pointed. Lower your left elbow and raise your right knee, crunching them together on a diagonal line. Return to the starting position. That’s one rep. Do 12 to 15 on each side.

The Sprinter: Lie on your back with your arms at your sides, legs straight, and heels hovering six to 12 inches off the floor. As you sit up, lift and bend your left elbow, and pull your right knee to your chest, as if you were sprinting. Return to the starting position, keeping your legs raised, and repeat with the opposite arm and leg. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 12.

Wall Crunch & Twist: Sit on a stability ball, facing a wall. Lie back so the middle to small of your back is resting on the ball. Place your feet hip-width apart on the wall with your knees bent 90 degrees; cross your arms over your chest. Curl up and twist through the waist to the left. Return to center and curl down so your back is parallel to the floor, and then twist up to the right. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 12.

For more belly workouts visit fitbie.msn.com

-Brooke Leone

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