Simple Exercises to Reduce Pooch Fat

Pooch fat is the most irritating accumulation of fat around the abdomen region. This is a dangerous health hazard because it can cause many internal problems. The most frequent problems faced by people with pooch fat are high cholesterol, heart stroke, hypertension, heart attack, diabetes and many others. Do ab exercises and crunches or choose to do cardiovascular exercises along with a weight loss diet.

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We all want a toned, flat stomach. No surprise there. But since many women are still relying on crunches to get it, we want to make one thing clear: Crunching is not the most effective abs workout. “Crunches work only the muscles on the front and sides of your abdomen, but it’s important to target all the muscles of the core to get more defined abs—including lower back, hips, and upper thighs,” As you exercise, calories are burned and your body fat percentage decreases. So, exercising not only helps you lose pooch fat, it also sheds fat from other areas. Running and walking are two of the best fat-burning exercises.

Causes of Pooch Fat?

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Dining Late at Night
  • Poor Sitting Posture
  • Not Getting Enough Protein in Your Regular Diet
  • Stress And Diseases
  • Sagging Muscles

1. Crunches:

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How to Do:

  • Initially lie down on the floor on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the ground.
  • Place your hands behind your head and hold it tightly. If you find this difficult then you can also keep them crossed on the chest.
  • After this inhale deeply, as you will be needing power to push yourself up.
  • Now, slowly lift yourself up (just raise your back from the ground), you need to exhale while lifting.
  • Try to push yourself as much as you can, then come down slowly.
  • Keep in mind that you don’t jerk your head while lifting.
  • This will create pressure on your neck and might result in pain.
  • Once you get back down, again inhale deeply and then exhale as you come up.

2. Bicycle Exercise:

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How to Do:

  • Lie down on the floor on your back and keep your hands either on the ground or behind your head.
  • Lift both your legs and bend them at the knees.
  • Bring right leg towards your chest and move left leg away from the chest.
  • Now, bring the left leg towards the chest and move the right leg away from the chest.

3. Rolling Plank Exercise:

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How to Do:

  • Take your position on the floor or a mat in such a way that your knees and elbows are resting on the ground.
  • You need to look forward so that your neck is aligned with your spine.
  • Now lift the knees up so that you support your legs now on your toes.
  • Now contract your knees and keep it in this plank pose for about 30 seconds. Make sure that you breathe normally during this routine.
  • Now move to and fro for the next half a minute to constitute a rolling plank exercise.

4. Captain’s Chair:

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How to Do:

  • Everything you need to do this exercise is a chair.
  • Sit on the chair with your spine straight and shoulders loose.
  • Keep both hands beside you with your palms by the side of your hips, confronting descending. Inhale deeply.
  • As you exhale, bring both your legs upwards such that your knees are close to your chest.
  • Hold for a few second. Don’t bend ahead and curve your back.
  • Bring down your leg slowly and repeat once more.

5. Reverse Curl with Ball:

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How to Do:

  • Lie on your back with your arms by your sides.
  • Rest your heels and calves about knee-width apart on the ball.
  • Tense your abs and, holding the ball between your heels and thighs, raise it off the floor.
  • Slowly, return to starting position.

6. Burpees:

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How To Do:

Start from a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Drop to the floor, and perform a push-up.
At the top of the push-up, jump forward to bring your knees to your chest.
And continue the jump to bring you as high off the floor as possible and back to a standing position.
These are real killers, but try to do as many as you can in two to three sets, lasting 30 seconds per set.

7. V-Ups:

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How to Do:

  • Be seated on a flat bench so that your body is positioned perpendicular to its length. Anchor your body with your bum at all times.
  • Grab the back of the bench, drop your torso backwards, and extend your legs forward until your entire body is straight and parallel to the floor.
  • Simultaneously pull in your lower abs and crunch your upper abs to form a “V” with your quads and stomach.
  • Keep your abs tight, a straight back, and strong posture throughout. Repeat for 15-20 reps.
  • Once this becomes too easy, increase the difficulty by holding a light weight in between your feet.

8. Leg Raises With Hip Lifts:

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How to Do:

  • Lie down on your back with legs extended and hands by your side.
  • Slowly raise your legs up until they reach vertical.
  • Once they reach vertical, continue lifting until your hips also come off the ground.
  • Then slowly bring your legs back down, but before they touch the ground, raise them back up again.
  • Make sure you keep pushing your back into the ground so that it does not arch during the movement, and keep your abs tense throughout the whole set.

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