As doing crunches specifically targets the belly region, it is one of the best exercises for reducing belly fat. Lie down on your back and lift your knees up, making the shape of a mountain with your feet placed firmly on the ground. Then, lift your upper body to make a right angle with the floor, your hands held behind your head. Do this for a minimum of 25 times in one set.
Side crunches are very similar to the normal one. The only difference is that you turn your body alternatively to the right and to the left every time you lift yourself up to make a right angle with the floor. The key to doing crunches effectively is to not lift your feet off the ground and to always keep your hands behind your head. Do this for about 24-26 times in one set.
The plank is a back exercise that puts pressure onto your abdomen region, eventually reducing belly fat. Lie down on the floor with your chest facing the ground and use your hands and feet as planks to prop your body up, trying to hold your entire body straight and stiff all the while. Maintain this position for at least about two minutes so as to get more effective results. You can start doing multiple sets as and when your body gets used to this exercise.
Wondering if you’ll have to buy a bicycle for this one? Well, no. The bicycle exercise does not practically involve riding a cycle. Lie down on your back, lift your legs up in mid-air and imitate riding a bicycle by moving your legs in a circular motion. You can start by doing this for about two minutes and then, increase the timing gradually as you start getting more comfortable.
It is a myth that doing lunges increases your thigh mass. In reality, lunges help reduce your belly mass and tone your thighs. Stand with one leg ahead of the other and then move your other leg in front with your knee bent and the foot placed flat on the ground. Repeat this cycle for about 3 minutes continuously. You can also do this exercise carrying some weight in your hands.