Stubborn belly fat is a very annoying problem. Not only does it look unpleasant, it can also lead to serious health problems such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. If you want to get rid of all that ugly belly fat and shape up your abdominal muscles, you can try following the steps below:
1. Do low intensity workouts on a daily basis
Excess fat in men tends to concentrate in the abdominal area, while women tend to collect extra fat around the hips and thighs. To lose those extra calories, you need to exercise. However, you don’t necessarily have to do heavy workouts in order to slim down. Since high intensity exercises require more time off between exercises, they are less effective for burning calories and fat. The best way to lose belly fat is by doing low intensity aerobics such as speed walking or jogging. If you are not keen on exercising outdoors, you can go to the gym and use the treadmill or the stationary bike. It would be better if you have those equipments at home, so you can exercise any time you like. You should do low intensity aerobics as often as you can, preferably every day.
2. Shape up your abs
You can get six pack abs by performing weighted crunches. Gradually increase the weight to train the abdominal muscles. In order to do this workout, you will need to use a weighted crunch machine. Lie on your back with the handle of the pulley right behind your head. Hold the handle and pull. When pulling, use your abdominal muscles to raise your shoulder and upper torso from the floor. For an effective workout, make sure the weight you use is heavy enough that you can lift it at least eight times, and not more than twelve times. If you insist on increasing the weight, increase it until you can only statically contract your abs for five seconds. Try to increase the weight by 10% percent every time you do this exercise.
3. Widen your upper body
You can disguise your wide belly by widening your upper body. You can shape up your abs and ad size to your torso so that the desirable V-shaped upper body can be achieved. Cable lat pull-down is the most effective exercise to achieve this.
4. Take regular measurements
You don’t have to check your body weight with a weighing scale every day, it will only depress you. Instead, measure the width of your midsection using a measuring tape and your body fat percentage once a week. Even the slightest improvements in your body measurements will motivate you to achieve your goals to lose belly fat and get six pack abs.