When you’ve lost a lot of weight, it can leave extra skin, especially on your belly. You’ve done the hard part of losing the weight, but excess loose skin is so common after weight loss and can be tough to get rid of on its own.
The great news is there are some toning exercises that, combined with a healthy diet and cardio, can help you to burn that extra fat and tighten the skin on your belly.
We’ve created a list of our favorite five exercises for toning your belly that’ll leave you with a toned and tight midsection in no time! Aim for 15-20 reps of each exercise.
Legs Up Straight Arm Crunch
A legs up straight arm crunch is excellent for toning your upper abs, and you can even use a dumbbell to make it more challenging.
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Begin on your back with your legs in the air and at a 90-degree angle from the floor. With your arms straight, or holding a dumbbell, curl your shoulders and upper back off the floor using your abs and core strength whilst pulling your arms towards the ceiling.
Hold for a second, and then slowly lower back down towards the floor. Ensure that you’re keeping your arms straight and your legs up in the air during the whole exercise.
The air bike is another exercise performed lying on your back. Begin with your hands behind your head with your elbows bent, and your knees slightly pulled towards you.
Then, using your abs and core for support, curl your shoulders off the floor and pull your right elbow to touch or gently kiss your left knee; they should touch or almost touch. Next, alternate by pulling your left elbow to your right knee. Continue to alternate for 15-20 reps.
The side bridge seems simple, but it’s an essential exercise in strengthening and toning your obliques.
Start by lying on your side and resting your weight on your elbow and forearm. Raise your stomach and chest off the ground, until your body forms a straight line from ankle to shoulder. Hold this position for as long as you can.
Lying Leg Raises
Next up is your lower abs and lying leg raises will tone this area and tighten up the skin!
Start by lying flat on your back with your legs straight up in the air at 90 degrees to your upper body. Begin to lower your legs to the ground, keeping them as straight as possible. Once your legs almost touch the ground, lift them back up to your starting position. And repeat!
Another exercise for your lower abs is pelvic thrusts!
Similar to leg raises, begin by lying on the floor on your back with your legs up in the air, 90 degrees from the ground.
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Keep your legs up in the air, slowly lift your pelvis using your abs and core, and lower yourself back down. And repeat!
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We know that armed with these top five exercises for toning up your belly and shifting that excess skin, you’ll be well on your way to smashing your goals in no time.
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