To lose stubborn stomach fat and create a slimmer waistline, core-strengthening exercises like the plank are commonly recommended. Planks work the abdominals, obliques, and lower back in a basic yet efficient workout.
"I use planks to work the whole core. I have clients hold a plank for 30-60 seconds with a flat back. "Planks strengthen the core and flatten the stomach," Castleberry said.
Abdominal training have historically included crunches to reduce stomach fat. They focus on the rectus abdominis to tone your stomach.
Crunches target the front-abdominal rectus abdominis muscle. Castleberry recommends 10-15 reps of crunches with perfect form—lifting the shoulder blades a few inches off the ground and squeezing the abs.
Crunches help increase core strength and define abdominal muscles, which can help slim down the tummy when combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Cycling crunches are a vigorous abdominal workout that burns belly fat. This workout works the rectus abdominis and obliques, creating a slimmer stomach. Bicycle crunches increase metabolism and calorie burn, lowering body fat, especially stomach fat.
"No ab workout is complete without bike crunches! Twisting works the waist's side obliques to chisel the midsection. Castleberry advises clients to cycle with the opposite elbow to knee for maximum burn.
Bicycle crunches can help you lose stomach fat and tone your waistline by strengthening core muscles and adding definition.