6 Ab Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

by SheKnows
Apr 3, 2013 at 7:32 p.m. ET
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Lie on your right side with your right elbow directly underneath you shoulder. Stack your feet on top of one another.

1 /7: Hip Ups: Step 2

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1/7 :Hip Ups: Step 2

Raise your hips off the ground so your body is straight from head to toe. Then slowly lower your hips back to ground and repeat. Do 12-15 reps and then switch sides.

2 /7: Table Top Crunch: Step 1

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2/7 :Table Top Crunch: Step 1

Start on to your hands and knees, keeping you back flat. Extend one arm straight in front of you with a light dumbbel and extend the opposite leg straight behind you.

3 /7: Table Top Crunch: Step 2

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3/7 :Table Top Crunch: Step 2

Then crunch your arm and knee to meet in the middle. Repeat for 12-15 reps, then switch sides.

4 /7: Hand to Toe Scissors

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4/7 :Hand to Toe Scissors

Lie on the floor with legs straight in front of you, and arms stretched out to the sides, stabilizing. Reach with one arm while you lift the opposite leg, twisting and bringing your shoulders off the ground until you touch. Do 15 reps, then switch sides.

5 /7: Oblique Twists

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5/7 :Oblique Twists

Sit on the ground holding a dumbbell on both ends. Lean back about 30 degrees while using your abs to stabilize. Take the dumbbell and twist from side to side. To make it more difficult, raise your toes off the ground. Do this for 30 seconds.

6 /7: Plank Knee Twists

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6/7 :Plank Knee Twists

Start in a classic plank position. From here, bring your knee in and across to the opposite elbow. Alternate sides quickly for about 30 seconds. Keep your abs engaged and make sure your hips don't drop. Repeat 3 times.

7 /7: Seated Toe Taps

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7/7 :Seated Toe Taps

Sit with your arms bent and braced behind you and your legs bent in front of you. Raise your toes off the ground and bring your knees up to a 90 degree angle. Then lower back towards the ground, with letting your toes barely kiss the ground before bringing them back up. Do this for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.