9 Exercises That Will Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Josephine Thompson

Journalist

Getting in shape is really hard – that's why we all admire those stories of people losing an astounding amount of weight via correct eating and exercise. It requires a lot planning, will and effort to shave off those pounds, you know! Miracle cures for that don't really exist.

However, once you're down to just some unseemly belly fat, there are some easy exercises that will help you trim it down. You don't need gym memberships to do it at home – read about these exercises and do it yourself! For added bonus, watch tutorials on how to do them correctly.

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Beginner level

Lunge Twist

Trains: Abs, obliques, butt, quads

  • Take up a position with feet hip-width apart, your knees slightly bent, and your elbows bent 90 degrees by hips.
  • Lunge forward with right leg while rotating the torso and arms to right.
  • Rotate back to center while quickly pushing off right foot, returning to starting position.
  • Do 16 reps and alternate sides.

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Step Hop

Trains: Abs, butt, legs

  • Take up a position with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent and your hands on your hips.
  • Lift left knee to hip level as you hop straight up on your right leg.
  • Land with feet together.
  • Do 16 reps while alternating sides.

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Shot Put

Trains: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, legs

  • Take up a position with feet hip-width apart, right elbow bent with hand by ear and with your left arm out at shoulder level.
  • Lunge to right with right leg while rotating torso to right.
  • Stand by pushing off the right foot and pivoting to left.
  • Extend right arm diagonally as if you were throwing a shot.
  • Do 16 reps while alternating sides.

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Intermediate level

Lunge Reach

Trains: Shoulders, abs, butt, quads

  • Take up a position with feet hip-width apart, your knees slightly bent and your arms resting by your sides.
  • Lunge forward with left leg while bending both knees to 90 degrees, and reach with your arms towards the floor.
  • Return to starting position by powerfully pushing off left leg and lifting your arms straight overhead.
  • Do 8 reps, then switch sides and repeat.

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Hands-Up Hop

Trains: Arms, abs, butt, legs

  • Take up a position with feet hip-width apart, your knees slightly bent, and your hands on hips.
  • Step forward with left foot while simultaneously lifting right knee to hip level as you hop straight up on left leg and extend. your arms overhead.
  • Land with your feet together and your hands on your hips.
  • Do 20 reps while alternating sides.

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Discus Throw

Trains: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, legs

  • Take up a position with feet shoulder-width apart and your arms extended out to sides at shoulder level.
  • Lunge to right with right leg while rotating torso to right.
  • Quickly shift weight to left leg, bend the knee, and push off left foot to hop up as you turn to left and swing right arm across body as if you where throwing a discus.
  • Do 10 reps before switching sides and repeating.

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Advanced Level

Jump Lunge

Trains: Arms, abs, butt, legs

  • Take up a position with feet hip-width apart, your knees slightly bent and your arms extended overhead.
  • Lunge forward with left leg while bending both knees 90 degrees.
  • Jump straight up, switch legs in midair, and land in a lunge with right leg in front.
  • Do 12 reps while alternating sides.

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Squat Jump

Trains: Arms, abs, butt, legs

  • Take up a position with feet shoulder-width apart, your knees slightly bent and your hands by your sides.
  • Squat while keeping knees behind toes, then jump straight up while lifting your arms overhead.
  • Land in a squat with arms still overhead.
  • Lower arms to the sides.
  • Do 12 reps.

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Hammer Hoist

Trains: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, legs

  • Take up a position with feet slightly more than shoulder-width apart with your hands clasped together in front of your thighs.
  • Squat while keeping knees behind toes, and reach your arms slightly back between legs.
  • Jump straight up, bringing arms overhead (as if you were hoisting a heavy mallet).
  • Land in starting position.
  • Do 12 reps.

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