Bounce Off Belly Fat!

Rucuss staffNovember 8, 2011

The stomach is the first place where fat starts accumulating and it the last place to lose fat.

It’s not an easy task to remove belly fat from your ab area. Crunches doesn’t always get the job done. Health.com has compiled seven workouts that will sure to help sculpt your core and tone your ab muscles. The workouts targets the fat covering the ab area. Take a look and enjoy the workout.

Basic Bounce

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Sit tall on a fitness ball with feet on the floor in front of you and knees bent to about 90 degrees. Engage core and begin bouncing. Think of bouncing up (instead of down), and let feet lift off the floor. Continue to bounce for 5 minutes, varying arm motions: Reach forward and back, up and down, in and out. Have fun with it!

Jumping Jack Reach

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While seated, hold the ball and jump legs apart, then together, then apart again. Stand and reach left hand to the right (use right hand to keep ball in place). Sit back down, jump legs together, and repeat sequence on the other side; that’s 1 rep. Do 4 reps, then do basic bounce for 1 minute. Repeat sequence 3 more times.

Roll and Twist

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Walk legs out to come into bridge position with upper back on ball, hips lifted, and arms extended toward the ceiling with hands clasped; squeeze glutes. Rotate onto right shoulder, back to center, onto left shoulder, and back to center. Walk feet back in, contracting abs to lift up to sitting; that?s 1 rep. Do 12 reps; after each rep, do basic bounce for 16 counts.

Windmills

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While sitting, begin alternating side-to-side lunges, rolling butt side to side while keeping both hands on ball. (For more challenge, reach one hand up and the other to the floor as you lunge). One left-side lunge plus one right-side lunge equals 1 rep. Do 16 reps, then do basic bounce for 1 minute. Repeat sequence 3 more times.

Circle Side Lifts

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Stand holding ball and with feet shoulder-width apart. Step right foot to right; move left foot to meet it as you circle ball right, up, left, and down. Step right foot to right again, lift left leg to side, and circle ball right and up. Return to previous position. Repeat on other side; that’s 1 rep. Do 8 reps, then jog in place for 1 minute. Repeat sequence 2 more times.

Jack and Tuck

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Sit with feet together and arms straight out in front; feet wide, open arms out. Jump feet and arms back in; raise arms and bend knees, using abs to lift both feet. Hold 1 second, then lower arms and feet; that’s 1 rep. Do 12 reps, then do basic bounce for 1 minute. Repeat series 3 more times.

Standing Side Crunch

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Stand holding ball overhead, elbows bent and out to sides, and feet shoulder-width apart. Lift right knee to side; pull right elbow down to meet it. Return to starting position; repeat on other side. Bounce ball for 1 minute. Repeat sequence 3 more times.

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