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Exercises for a Pot Belly

Have your six-pack abs been replaced by a pot belly over the years? Doing these three exercises regularly can help you tone up your tummy muscles.

3 Exercises for a Pot Belly

  1. Belly Lifts: Removing a saggy belly takes a combination of eating a healthy diet and exercise. Exercise will melt excess fat in your belly. Certain exercises combine both aerobic activity with strength and muscle training to remove a saggy belly. Get down on all fours and relax your stomach muscles as you inhale deeply. As you exhale, contract your stomach muscles and focus on drawing your belly button upward. Hold this contraction for 10 seconds, then inhale again and relax for 10 seconds before repeating. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
  2. Pelvic Tilts: This exercise targets your lower abdominal muscles. Lie down on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Contract your stomach muscles and press the small of your back into the floor. This should create a slight tilt of your hips and pelvis. Hold this tilt for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise five times initially, working up to 10 or 20 reps.
  3. Pelvic Lifts: Pelvic lift is an exercise to strengthen the lower back, glute muscles, lower abdominal muscles, and maintain hip muscle balance. It does not require weights, although they can be placed on the stomach. Lay on your back with your knees up toward your chest and your feet off the floor. Contract your stomach muscles, pulling your knees closer to your chest and lifting your buttocks off the floor. Hold this contraction for 10 seconds before repeating. Do this exercise 10 to 20 times.

These exercises will help you build stronger abdominal muscles. However, in order to see your results, you’ll also need to get rid of the excess fat with a weight loss program that includes diet and regular exercise.