9 Most Effective Exercises to Reduce Pooch Fat

3. Inching Elbow Plank:

How to do:

  • Begin in an elbow plank position, hands clasped, with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.
  • Step your left foot towards your hands as you begin to lift your hips up slightly, quickly taking another step in with your right foot, lifting hips a little more.
  • Step the left foot in again, lifting your hips higher and then again with the right, so that your hips end lifted high in a pike position.
  • Slowly inch back out, reversing the way you walked in, until you return to the starting plank pose.
  • That’s one rep. Do up to 3 sets of 5 reps.

4. V-Ups:

How to do it:

  • Be seated on a flat bench so that your body is positioned perpendicular to its length. Anchor your body with your bum at all times.
  • Grab the back of the bench, drop your torso backwards, and extend your legs forward until your entire body is straight and parallel to the floor.
  • Simultaneously pull in your lower abs and crunch your upper abs to form a ā€œVā€ with your quads and stomach.
  • Keep your abs tight, a straight back, and strong posture throughout.
  • Repeat for 15-20 reps.
  • Once this becomes too easy, increase the difficulty by holding a light weight in between your feet.

5. Reverse Curl with Ball:

How to do:

  • Lie on your back with your arms by your sides.
  • Rest your heels and calves about knee-width apart on the ball.
  • Tense your abs and, holding the ball between your heels and thighs, raise it off the floor.
  • Slowly, return to starting position.
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