Cardio activity is one of the greatest ways to burn fat. Spot reduction is a simply a myth, however, that said, some cardio exercises work your abs better than others do. For example, jump rope provides a complete body cardio exercise that burns fat and engages your abs.

Twists, burpees, jumping jacks, high knees, squat thrusts, and mountain climbers are all exercises where you will burn fat while working your abs. Make sure that you include from 3 to 5 30-minute cardio sessions into your weekly workouts.

Seated medicine ball trunk rotation

Seated medicine ball trunk rotation

The seated medicine ball trunk rotation will target all your abdominal muscles. Begin on the floor with your legs in front of you and your knees slightly bent. Position your arms so that they are in front of you, with your upper arms close to your body and bent with your hands holding the medicine ball. Engage your core and then rotate your body to one side slowly.

Be sure to keep the ball positioned in front of your chest when you are turning. Keep your lower body rigid and your back straight during this movement. Return to the start position and repeat doing the opposite side – This will make one rep.

Push sit-ups

Push sit-ups

The rectus abdominis muscles are targeted with the dumbbell push sit-up targets, but it will also use the oblique, helping you to burn fat from your ab region and build your abdominal muscles. Start by getting on to the incline bench. Put your back flat with your legs at a 90-degree angle and then secure your feet under the foot pad.

With a dumbbell in each hand and your palms facing forward, your hands need to be in alignment with your shoulders. Raise your arms so that they extend above you and keep your arms straight, raising your torso, and then lift yourself as far as you can. Make sure not to arch your back. Lower yourself back down – this is one rep.

Crunch up for tight abs

Crunch up for tight abs

The crunch is an excellent strength training exercise if you want to target your abdominal muscles. It works your rectus abdominis muscles in the front, and the oblique muscles that are along the sides. Lie flat on your back. Bent your legs so that they are at a right angle with your lower legs resting on a bench, and your arms bent hands resting under your head.

You need to keep your lower body relaxed and engage your core, raising your torso up off the floor as far as you can but do not lift your lower back. Return to your start position.

Bottom line

Working out properly and safely means that you will continue to do your workouts. You won’t be down recovering from an injury or you won’t be working out too often when you follow your set schedule. These exercises will work your abs helping you to lose weight and sculpt those abs.