Lose stomach fat by adding this 2 to 3 set exercise into your routine. This side plank exercise will target your rectus abdominis, oblique, and transverse abdominal muscle.
Items needed: Yoga mat and block.
Start in a side plank twist with your right hand on the ground and your left foot in front of your right. Lean your weight to your left foot, push up and set your right foot to the floor. Then your left foot will come on top into full side plank position. With your left hand, reach down for your yoga block and bring straight up to the sky. This will be your starting point. With the block pointed to the sky, curl underneath your right rib cage reaching behind and come right back to your starting point. Remember to inhale into your curl and exhale to starting point. You’ll want to do about 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps on each side.
Another variation of the side plank exercise would be to rest down on your elbow instead of your hands and hold for about 30 to 60 seconds. If you are more advanced then you can lift one leg up and hold while other arm is extended to the sky. Like the first variation you’ll want to do about 2 to 3 sets, but for 30 to 60 seconds on each side.
The main target here is to lose stomach fat and strengthen your core abdominal muscles. These are the perfect exercises to accomplish those goals and to make a part of your workout routine. Try working both dog down and side plank exercises into your routine if you are a beginner and trying to lose stomach fat. Both of these exercises are great for all levels as there are some variations for more advanced poses.