Sunday, November 1, 2020

Best Exercise to Lose Belly Fat, It's Not What You Think

Best Exercise to Lose Belly Fat, It's Not What You Think

You might think that the abdominal crunch is the best exercise to lose belly fat. You're probably doing hundreds of crunches, different types of crunches, every day and wondering why you still have a fat belly.

While crunches are great for toning your abs, they won't do a thing to "uncover" them from under the layer of fat on top them. There is no such thing as "spot reducing." By working out a specific part of your body, like your abs, you won't just lose fat over that part of the body. You may get stronger, which is great, but you can do a million abdominal crunches and still have fat covering your belly. In order to lose the fat in your midsection, you need to burn fat at an increased rate so that you lose it everywhere.

The best exercise to lose belly fat is, believe it or not, any strength training exercise that targets the big muscles of your body. Why? Because the big muscles make up your fat burning engine, and when toned and trained, will burn fat 24 hours, 7 days a week, from every part of your body. The big muscles of your body are those in your legs and chest. Because they are big muscles, they demand more fuel, and thus will burn more fat, leading to a tighter, more toned physique.

Examples of exercises that work the big muscles of your body are:

1: Squats
2: Leg lifts
3: Lunges
4: Bench press
5: Push Ups

Ideally, you want to exercise all of your big muscles, at least three times a week. This amounts to once every other day, with a day of rest in between. Rest is important, too, because while you're resting, your muscles are repairing themselves and getting more efficient at burning fat.

If you're a woman, don't worry that doing strength training will cause you to look like one of those female bodybuilders. The types of exercises you'll be doing, and the quantity of them will make you look leaner rather than bulkier. You need to train a heck of a lot more than 3 times a week as well as have the genetics or maybe some male hormone injections to "bulk" up.

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