Simple Exercises to Bust Lower Belly Fat

Reducing Lower belly fat and getting into your best possible shape may require some exercise. But the large range of exercises at your disposal today can cause confusion in which ones to go ahead with.

In this post i am sharing the ones that transformed my pooch just 2 months ago into a toned flat belly now.

Before we start with the workouts, let me reveal the secret behind my toned belly. I busted my belly pooch in just two months. What I did is, i kept my belly muscles engaged even when i was reading a book or watching TV. After doing the workouts below, i massaged the belly for over 10 minutes everyday. And the best thing is, i did all this simply by pressing a button. Yup, you heard it right, i coupled my workouts with Vibro shape belt from ExParis. If you are interested, you can check the product here.

That being said, let’s start with our simple exercises to work out the belly.

1. Double Leg Lifts

Double Leg Lifts are a Pilates exercise that strongly works your core. By keeping your legs firmly together, you transfer most of the work toward your abs. This is more challenging than most Pilates exercises because you have to keep your legs straight. Most trainers call this the Mermaid exercise.

How To Do:

Lie faceup on the mat and put your palms under your head with elbows wide open.
Spread the legs and raise them upwards keeping them joined at the heels and inhale.
Exhale as you pull your torso up from the floor and crunch your tummy, feel the tension in your back muscles and the abdomen at this point.

Hold this position for a few seconds and then slowly lower your torso in the mat.
Repeat this exercise 10 times at a stretch.

2. Flutter Kicks

Abdominal flutter kicks predominantly targets your abdominal muscles, working the lower abs in particular. They are also a superb workout for your hip flexors, where a large extent of the effect is felt when you are performing repetitions.

flutter kicks

Your middle and upper abs will also feel stimulation from this exercise and you will get a great overall workout by including this movement into your overall abdominal training routine. Performing the abdominal flutter kicks near the end of a workout will also improve your endurance levels.

How To Do:
Lie on your back with your head and shoulders lifted off the floor and your hands behind your head.
With both legs extended and toes pointed lift your right leg off the floor.

And raise your left leg just a few inches off the ground.
Drop your right leg swiftly down so that it hovers a few inches off the ground.
And simultaneously raise your left leg up towards the ceiling.

Without pause, alternate back and forth.
Up and down on each leg is one repetition. Aim for 6 – 8 repetitions.

3. Animal Crunches

This is one of the highly recommended exercise which can burn lower belly fat very easily and very fast.

How To Do:

animal crunches

Lie on your back with your knees bent, and your hands behind your head.
Lift your shoulders off the floor and curl your legs towards your ribcage; simultaneously.
Slowly, return to starting position.
repeat this process in sets of 5 or 10 and repeat as many times as you can.
While it takes different kinds of exercises to burn the Lower belly fats in your body and achieve that desired well rounded stomach.

4. Criss Cross

The Criss Cross Pilates Exercise works your core. You can use a rope to ensure proper form. To get the full effect, make sure to keep your core tight throughout the exercise. The Criss Cross Pilates Exercise will work your core. Because your feet are off the ground, the exercise especially works your obliques and lower abs.

How To Do:

criss cross

Lie straight on the mat. Place the palms below the head with shoulders wide apart.
Bent the knees and pull it up to the sheens.
Now pull up your head and shoulders up from the mat till the base of shoulder blades as you exhale.
Now inhale and exhale as you spread your left leg out and twist your torso toward right as if to touch the right knee with your left elbow.

Now inhale as you straighten your body and switch legs, exhale as you spread out the right leg and twist your torso towards left as if to touch the left knee with the right elbow.
Repeat the set 10 times and gradually increase it.

5. Exercise Ball Crunch
Exercise ball, stability ball, balance ball and physio ball all mean the same. This will not only improve balance, coordination and stability. This exercise need a lot more muscles stabilization engages.

How To Do:

exercise ball crunches

Lie down on the ball so that the lower back is supported and feet are firmly planted on the ground.
Place your hands on your chest or behind your head.

Contract your abs and lift your torso up and forward. lower back down.
The ball must remain stable during each contraction.
Inhale as you lower back down, and exhale as you crunch.
Perform 1-3 sets and repeat 12-16 times.

6. Rolling Plank Exercise

The rolling plank trains your body muscles around the abdomen, hip and lower back.

How To Do:

Lie down on the mat or floor sideways. Support your body on right elbow and right leg.
The elbow should then be perpendicular to your shoulder and your left leg should be above your right leg, making sure they are together.

Keep the knees straight. The hips should also not be touching the ground.
Hold this posture for about 30 seconds. Once you are comfortable,
you can hold this position for about one to two minutes.

7. Vertical Leg Crunch

How To Do:

Lie flat on the mat or on the floor with legs extended upwards towards the ceiling.
And then one knee that is crossed over the other.
Breathe in and then lift the upper body towards the pelvis.
Breathe out slowly. Do about 12-16 crunches for two to three sets.
Check out the video above on how to do vertical leg crunches.

8. Hip Lifts
Hip Lifts8 – 8 Simple Exercises to Reduce Lower Belly Fat

How To Do:

Lie on the floor with your arms by your sides.
Your palms facing down and your legs over your hips at 90 degrees. Feet are flexed.
Then lift your hips off the floor using your core muscles while your legs are reaching towards the ceiling.
Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times.



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  1. Is there pics for these exercises??? 8 yrs ago I had an emergency c section with my son and even though I have list 75lbs I cant get rid of my belly and its sooo embarrassing!!!

    • Come on Susan, You need to be more positive than this. That belly pooch is a medal you received for saving a life, bringing a new soul into this world.
      You may check the below post for more detailed workouts. Please note that a belly pooch can and can’t be completely removed with workouts only depending upon it’s nature like weather it’s due to excessive fat or skin, and how much of each. And if you are too concerned about how your belly looks, you may want to opt for professional advice. Before you go for that, make sure you do your proper research, compare options, go through patient reviews etc.

      With a healthy weight that you have, i hope you can just make your mind to live happily without a tonned belly. Wish you the best in life!

    • Wow what an awful article! Belly fat DAMAGES YOUR PERSONALITY?! I’m the same person as I was when I was heavier. You can tell this was written by a skinny girl with a bit of pooch. Jesus christ.

      • Can’t agree more. A person’s personality has multiple dimensions to it. A simple belly pooch or a double chin can’t transform it. Those were the author’s views and because that didn’t make sense, i personally removed that part from the article. Thanks for pointing out!

  2. Im 1,90 in height and weigh 120kg. My problem is my stomach which looks like I’m pregnant. Ive had people giving up seats on public transport for me. This stomach hangs

  3. I think your article is great. Your right all those excersie are confusing. One day do this . An other one says drink ginger tea. Before you excersie do you can see can see real results. Ok who is telling us the truth.. Will someone once and for all clear the air. We all want to know . What will work and what’s just a waste of time.

    • Hi Mary! The important thing here is, sticking to a exercise routine, consistency and of course tying your exercises with a well planned diet for sometime. Then you will obviously see desired results coming out. Wish you the best!

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