Sit-ups were once the bane of my existence. I tried to follow conventional advice, and if my belly is protruding, then perhaps I should exercise my stomach muscles.
In order to burn fat, I needed to perform more fitness and get my heart rate up, my blood pumping, as well as the sweat flowing. But, I wasn’t a legitimate fan from the typical kinds of exercising aerobically. To tell you the truth, along with sit-ups, I loathe running. I’m not much into biking or swimming either. So what did I do?
Exercise 1: Jump Rope for Your Heart
First, I looked through my closet and found my old jump rope. That’s right, jumping rope is a great way to burn fat. I recommend a minimum of twenty or so minutes 3 x per week, plus more if you’re able to. I started served by basic jumps, but to hold it interesting,
I researched some cool jump-roping exercises on Google. I found some fun ones to me, and in the end was able to complete the double-under and more. If Rocky achieved it, I can too.
Exercise 2: Burn Fat with Burpees
Second, I wanted to discover a fitness that incorporated a bit more resistance training, but was still aerobic. What did I find? Burpees! What’s a burpee, you may ask? You start by standing straight, then bending your knees to squat down and put your palms on the ground. Then, you kick the feet back so you’re in the bottom of a push-up position. Now, bring the feet forward back into the squatting position. Lastly, explode in a jump upright in to the air.
Burpees were hard personally to visualize when someone first tried to describe them to me. I recommend searching YouTube for videos with instructions on how to perform a burpee. My favorite video is a by GymJunkies, though you can find others as well. Start with 10 or 20 burpee’s and execute a few sets three times weekly. If you want to get intense, do the 100 burpee challenge and find out how quickly that you can do them!
Exercise 3: Dance Your Heart Out
The third exercise I saved for last, as it would be the best: Dancing. That’s right, you’ll be able to shake you’re booty and boogie down in order to lose that fat around your belly! There’s no wrong or correct type of dancing, if you are active and having your heartbeat up, it is good for you.
I’ve enjoyed swing and salsa dancing with partners, and I’ve also tried hip hop, modern along with other solo dances. I think the top dancing is simply you alone with your room doing that one thing, using the music pumping and a mirror as optional.
I don’t think sit-ups are bad for everyone, but to me when I wanted to burn abdominal fat, I found the 3 exercises above to work and fun.