Lose the Flab to Get Fab: Exercises to Tone and Tighten

There are exercises that don’t just help you lose your fat, but they also help you to boost your calorie burn, get a sleeker body and build some extra muscle. Each exercise involves multiple muscles of your body and burns more calories than single focused exercises like biceps curls. Moreover, each of these exercises that have been reviewed by OROGOLD Cosmetics also help you to build your posture, shape your body and get rid of that unsightly flab. So check out a few exercises that help you lose the flab to get fab.

Woman doing lunges on the beach with weights

Standing Lunges

Lungers are an extremely effective way of toning your butt and thigh area. All you need to do is stand on your feet, keeping them apart from each other at a shoulder’s length. Next up, place your Ieft foot forward, keeping the forward leg centered over the ankle and ensuring that the knee doesn’t  go beyond the toes. Push off with your heels in order to maintain your balance. While coming back to your normal position, focus on straightening the knee and the hip. Then follow the same procedure with your right leg and keep repeating the routine as directed.

Legs up at 90 degrees from ground for crunches

Legs Up Straight Arm Crunch

The Legs Up Straight Arm Crunch helps you to tone your abs. This routine can also be performed with the help of a dumbbell if you’re looking to make the exercise more challenging. Start off by lying on your back and maintain your leg posture at 90 degrees from the floor.  Straighten your arms (use a dumbbell if you wish to) and then curl upper back and your shoulders off the floor with the help of your abs. You also need to pull your arms all the way to the ceiling. Hold the posture for a second and slowly lower your shoulders back towards the floor. Don’t forget to ensure that you keep your legs and arms straight all through your exercise.

Bridge and pike exercise on yoga mat

Bridge & Pike

The Bike & Pike routine starts off by lying back on the floor with the right knee bent and your heel placed on the floor. The left leg should always be placed straight out. Next up, raise the hips and your back to create a bridge with your body. Hold your posture and then lower your hips on the floor. Follow this by crunching your abs and raise your upper body as well as your left leg to an angle of 45 degrees to create a V shape. Lower your chest down on the ground, allow your hands to fall behind your head, but ensure to keep your leg off the ground. This entire routine is considered as a single set. You need to complete the routine about 30 – 45 times, in sets of 10 – 15.

 Beginning position for leg raises

Lying Leg Raises

The Lying leg raises helps you to tighten and tone the skin around the lower abdominal area. Start off by lying flat on your back and then raise your legs to an angle of 90 degrees. Maintain the posture of your legs and keep them as straight as possible while you lower them in front of you till they almost touch the floor. Lift them back again to the 90 degree position and continue the routine. Remember, your legs should not touch the floor, but should come quite close to touching it when you bring them down in front of you.

 

Donkey Side Kick

Start off with a table top position and lift your knees a few inches off the ground, balancing your weight on your hands and your toes. While your leg is still bent and your right foot is flexed, raise the right leg to the side until the inner thigh becomes parallel to the ground. Extend the leg and kick before returning your legs to the starting position. Repeat the routine 10 times with your right leg and another 10 times with your left leg.

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