How to get rid of muffin top

Muffin top

How to get rid of Muffin top

Muffin top is the fat accumulated on your waist band. Poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, over eating, sitting for long hours leads to weight gain. Excess of weight gets stored over bulges certain parts of body. Muffin top or belly over hang, give what ever name you want to. Over weight results in fats in different areas o the body and stubborn bulge spills over the waist band. Most exercise which involves lateral movements like squats, lunges, kick boxing, jumping jacks, skipping helps you to burn fat and get rid of muffin top. You might be thin yet may have muffin top.

Your diet plays an important role in weight control. Eating quickly, eating late night, skipping meals, eating processed foods, bakery products, excess fatty food and calories helps you to maintain muffin top. Stress and lack of sleep adds to it. A combination of exercise and weight training, along with healthy diet, filling meals will help you get rid of muffin top.

Here are few workouts to get rid of muffin top:

Side Planks

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Here start with forearm plank

Keep the elbow under your shoulder; rotate your body on side.

Pull your hip upward towards the sky.

Have your other hand placed over your hip or extend it high.

Do 5 sets.

7 planks for 7 minutes challenge

Side bends

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Stand straight with shoulders and feet wide apart

Raise your left hand up

Keep your head and back straight and bend only from your waist to your right. Inhale and bend as much as you can and hold for 3 seconds.

Exhale and get back to the normal position and repeat the same to your left.

Do 20 reps and 3 sets


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Lie down on your stomach, extend your hands and legs in X shape. (raise left leg and right hand)

Extend spine and lift chest, arms, and thighs off the floor

Try and raise hand and leg little higher above your hips.

Immediately switch the other side.

Do 20 reps and 3 sets.

Bicycle crunches


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Lie on the floor mat, face up and knees bent stretching towards the chest.

Lock your hands behind the head.

Now pull and stretch your left knee towards your chest and extend your right leg parallel to the floor, simultaneously touch your right elbow to the left knee.

Return to the normal position and switch other leg.

Do 20 reps and 3 sets

Leg raise

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Leg raise are excellent exercise if you looking to turn your flab into toned flat belly. Leg lift builds strong abs and hip flexors. Leg lifts add support to your upper body and helps balancing even if you are wearing high heels. The role of balancing becomes more important as you age. It also burn enough calories.

Lie on the floor using floor mat. Extend your legs in front of you

Place your hands under your glutes

Now slowly raise your legs until they make 90 degree angle on the floor. Exhale as you perform this position, hold it for a second.

Now as you inhale slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.

Do 20 reps and 3 sets

Consult your physician and personal trainer before trying these exercises.