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Get Rid of Side Belly Fat with these Exercises

Side Belly fat is one of the most common problems which can be noticed among adults these days. Fat around your belly can be an upsetting remark on your personality, and it can be challenging for your health.

Various studies have shown that excess belly fat can increase the risk of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart problems.

What causes side belly fat?

Well, there is no one simple answer for it, as there are multiple factors that can cause belly fat, such as poor eating habits, lack of exercise, bad lifestyle, and genetics are a few of the factors.

In this article, we will be sharing the 5 most effective exercises which will help you to reduce belly fat.

Exercise to get rid of belly fat

You must keep in mind that there is no spot reduction possible when it comes to fat loss. However,  you can perform our suggested exercises which will help you to lessen body fat and tone your belly muscles.

Mountain Climbers

Mountain climber is a popular and effective exercise that can help you to burn fat and at the same time, this workout also targets abdominal muscles.

You will be losing a lot of fat through this activity and on the other hand, you will be able to grow your belly muscles.

You can perform this workout anywhere, home, gym or hotel room, etc. Furthermore, you don’t need any specific equipment to perform this exercise.  

Mountain climbers to get rid of side belly fat

What Should I do? 

Get your body into a plank position and your face while your chest should be facing the ground. Your bodyweight should be shifted upon your hands and toes.

Your hands should be shoulder-width apart, palms should be fronting the floor. Keep your back straight and abs engaged. 

Now slowly pull your right knee upwards to your chest as much you can and take it back to its initial position.

Repeat the same for the other leg, and you can perform 40-50 repetitions with 3 sets. 

Bicycle crunch

Bicycle crunches are amazing workouts, effortless and safe to perform. 

Bicycle crunch workout engages multiple muscles and body parts, it burns many calories. Furthermore,  it provides a lot of stretch to abdominal muscles. 

The bicycle crunch is a good workout to lose fat and build our abs simultaneously.  You can perform this workout at home or gym without using any equipment.

Bicycle Brunch to get rid of side belly fat

What Should I do?

Lie down on a flat surface while your chest should be facing upwards. Lift your legs and bend your knees.

Keep your hands behind your head, contract your core and stabilize your spine. 

Now slowly move your right knee towards your chest and move your left elbow towards your right knee, so they can touch each other. Repeat the same for the other side.

In the beginning, you can perform 15-20 repetitions with 3 sets.    

Jumping Jacks

Jumping jack is another great exercise that you shouldn’t be missing. It is one of the best workouts to reduce body fat. 

Jumping jack exercise involves multiple muscles and body parts which enables burning many calories while doing this workout.

This workout engages both your lower and upper body, also it can be performed at home or gym.

Jumping jacks to get rid of side belly fat

What Should I do?

Stand straight while keeping your legs about shoulder-width apart and keep your arms beside your body.

Now jump and open your legs as much you can while raising your hands up, so your hands touch each other above your head.

Jump again, bring back your legs and arms in starting position. This will be counted as one rep.

Perform 15-20 repetitions with 3 sets.

Also Read – Smart Ways to Lose Thigh Fat & Tone Your Legs

Jump squats

The jump squat is a very popular exercise because it is easy to perform, while this exercise serves multiple purposes. 

Jump squats will help you to burn calories at the same time this exercise will engage your multiple muscles.

This exercise stretches your legs and core muscles which help muscles to grow bigger.

You can perform this workout anywhere: gym, home, or garden.

jump squats to get rid of side belly fat

What Should I do?

Stand straight with legs open about hip-width apart, keep your arms beside your body.

Now gently bring your hips downward such that your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Now jump up by engaging your hips and core muscles, recede down again, and this will be counted as one rep.

You can perform 15-20 repetitions and perform 3-4 sets.

Treadmill Running

Treadmill running is considered to be apt workouts to lose body or belly fat. It is a simple workout, but burns calories at a pretty faster rate in comparison with other exercises.

Treadmill running is quite similar to traditional running, however, you can make treadmill running more intense by inclining the treadmill base.

Like traditional running, this workout engages all body parts such that your body burns calories at a pretty faster pace.

Treadmill Running to get rid of side belly fat

What Should I do? 

You should wear comfortable sports shoes to endure workouts for a longer time without hurting your feet. Stand straight on the treadmill machine.

Switch on your treadmill machine and ensure to begin running at a slower speed such as 6-7 KMS per hour.

Once your body is armed, you can increase the speed of your treadmill machine. 

As a beginner, you should work out for 15-20 minutes after gaining stamina you may increase your timings.


Workouts mentioned above are a few of the best ones, which can help you to reach your fat loss goals.

Always keep in mind, there are no shortcuts to curtail fat. Your diet, workout, and patience are the keys to reduce fat.

Fat loss is a long journey that follows your fitness activities as lifestyle habits.

By following good lifestyle habits you will surely lose side belly fat and those healthy activities will also keep you fit throughout your life.  

Further Reading: prevention

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