9 Simple Exercises to Get Rid Of Muffin Top Fat

When wearing low waist denims or pants, we have a type of muscle that layers the waistband. This is most commonly known as Muffin Top which looks cute, but the holder knows how much better life would be without them. These are not too tough to get rid of, but diet control alone is useless. Along with proper diet and food habits, it is essential to work out physically to remove these extra fatty layers.

Simple Exercises to Get Rid of Muffin Top:

Here is a list of simple exercises to get rid of muffin top that do not need any extra equipment and can be done at home to reduce the fatty muffin top and have the curvy structure of your dream in no time.

1. Side Bends:

How to Do:

  • Stand with your feet hip-distance apart, arms at your sides.
  • As you reach down towards your toes with one arm, lift the other one up towards your waist, placing your hand on your hip.
  • Alternate sides with one arm up, one arm down.
  • Do 100 reps.

2. Hip Dips:

How to Do:

  • Get down into the plank position with your abs tightened.
  • Lower into the forearm plank by bending your elbows and coming down on your forearms.
  • Now roll to your left side into a forearm side plank and stack your right leg over your left leg. Put your right hand on your hip.
  • Now dip your hip towards the floor and lift back.
  • Do 10 dips on this side and then roll to the other side and do 10 dips.

3. Bicycle Crunches:

How to Do:

  • Lie down on the floor on your back and lift your feet with your knees bent such that your calves become parallel to the floor.
  • Put your hands behind your head to support your head and neck.
  • Now bring your left knee towards your right elbow and at the same time straighten the right leg out.
  • Do not lower the right leg to the floor.
  • Now, bring right knee to the left elbow and straighten the left leg out.
  • Keep alternating and do as much as you can for 1-2 minutes.

4. Elbow To Knee With Dumbbell:

How to Do:

  • Begin standing with your feet shoulder-width apart holding dumbbells, right arm up.
  • Simultaneously lift bent right knee out to side at hip level and lower right elbow to meet knee.
  • Return to start and switch arm.
  • Repeat the exercise.
  • Try for three sets for 30 reps on each side.

5. Alternating Toe Touches:

How to Do:

  • Lie on your back with your back pressed against the floor.
  • Elevate one leg up in the air while slowly lifting your torso off the ground.
  • Using the opposite arm, reach over and try to touch your toe (the one that is in the air).
  • Remember to exhale while perform this part of the exercise.
  • Slowly begin to lower your torso and arms back down to the starting position while inhaling.
  • Repeat the movement on the other side.
  • Repeat the movement.
  • Try for three sets of 30 reps on each side.

6. Weighted Squat To Rotation:

How to Do:

  • Grab a pair of dumbbells or a medicine ball and get into a deep squat position.
  • Keep your back straight.
  • As you straighten your legs and come out of the squat, twist to the right, using your core to propel you.
  • Repeat the movement and twist to the left.
  • Alternate sides for 12 reps.
  • For added difficulty, raise the dumbbells or medicine ball over your head before rotating.

7. Standing Twists:

How to Do:

  • Place your hands behind your head, elbows out wide and knees slightly bent. Isolate your core making sure your hips don’t move.
  • Twist to one side then the other alternating sides.
  • Do 100 reps.

8. Jack Knives:

How to Do:

  • Lay on the floor or a bench with your legs straight out, arms stretched above your head, toes pointed towards the ceiling.
  • Raise your arms towards your toes as you raise your legs to a 45- to 90-degree angle, keeping your shoulders off the floor (above).
  • You should bring your arms way up over your belly button so your body looks just like a jack knife.
  • Then return back to the floor or bench with your legs and arms stretched out.
  • Do 40 reps.

9. Push-Up To Plank:

How to Do:

  • This tried-and-true position is a classic because it gets the job done.
  • Hold yourself in a push-up position with your hands on the ground.
  • Keeping your torso as still as possible (no twisting), shift onto a plank position with your forearms on the ground, one forearm at a time.
  • Your body should be in a straight line from head to toe.
  • Do this for as long as you can, starting with 30 seconds and working your way up to three minutes.

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