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Flatten Your Stomach Without Having to Do Sit-Ups

With these simple exercises, you can burn belly fat without having to do those annoying sit-ups.

One of the areas where fat accumulates and is more difficult to burn is the abdomen, a very annoying situation for many women. And only with a good diet and the exercises that I am going to mention below will you be able to lose the belly without having to do sit-ups.

If doing sit-ups is a sacrifice for you and the worst punishment, it is of utmost importance that you know that there are other exercises that will help you lose your belly fat since they help to eliminate the fat in that region without the need to suffer.

So that you can have the abdomen you've always wanted, here are the exercises that will help you achieve it without the need to leave your case or suffer in the process.

front plank

Front plank


You will have to lean on your elbows with your belly down and your arms in line with your shoulders. You will make movements to raise the trunk, always tightening the abdomen. During this exercise, keep your body completely straight without lifting your tail or lowering your hips. Stay up for 5 to 10 seconds and repeat six times.

Lateral leg raise


Lie on your side, keeping your spine straight. The legs should be extended in line with the trunk, together. You should rest your head on one hand and leave the other on the floor in front of the trunk. Lift both legs together, without separating them, and slowly lower them. This movement will contract the side of the abdomen. Repeat two or three sets of 12 to 15 times for each side.

Bridge


Lie down with your tummy facing up. Bend your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor. Your body will be supported by your feet and shoulders. Leave your arms extended on the floor, next to your body. In this position, raise your hips as high as possible. You will do three sets of 15.

Bent knee raise


This option is ideal for those who suffer from back pain. Lie down with your belly up and bend your knees towards your chest. Extend your legs so that your feet point upwards. Perform 3 to 6 sets of 20 repetitions and finish with 3 sets of 20 repetitions plus 3 sets of 30 seconds.

Lateral plank


You'll be on your side and you're going to lean on the arm that's against the floor, but more specifically on the forearm. The arm that is on top can be straight or next to the body. Leave your body extended, with your legs straight and resting on the floor. In this position, lower the hip until it reaches close to the floor and lift it for 30 seconds. Perform two sets of 10 or three sets of 15, depending on your fitness level. 

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Legs and trunk lifting


Leave your belly up and your body straight, with your legs extended together. Raising the trunk and legs at the same time (you will remain seated, leaning on the floor only on the tail). To do it well, always keep your abdomen contracted, your back straight and your hands at the level of your knees. Stay in this position for 5 to 10 seconds and repeat six times.