Top 10 Abdominal Weight Loss Exercises
Here are some of the best abdominal weight loss exercises.
If you want to lose belly fat or get ripped abs, you must burn calories and these exercises can burn up to 1000 calories in 1 hour.
My page on spot reduction explains why you can't target a spot on your body. When you lose weight, you will lose it in a particular pattern based on your genetics.
And for most of us the last place we lose body fat is our stomach. The solution is to get in great shape and burn tons of calories during your workout so that you get a flat stomach.
Ab exercises help, but you've got to burn as many calories as possible in order to burn fat as fast as possible. I chose exercises that can burn up to 1000 calories per hour.
The best abdominal weight loss exercises burn tons of calories and help you to lose body fat. Include these in your routine and you're sure to start seeing progress around your stomach.
10 Top Abdominal Weight Loss Exercises
Exercises are listed in alphabetical order. There are three numbers for the amount of calories burned per hour-- the first is for someone who weighs 130 pounds, the second is for someone who weighs 155 pounds and the third is for someone who weighs 190 pounds.
The heavier you are the more calories you will burn for a particular activity.
Bicycling outdoors at a speed greater than 20 mph burns 944, 1126, and 1380 calories per hour.
Bicycling on a stationary bike in a vigorous manner (like in a spinning class) can burn 733, 880, and 1078 calories per hour.
Boxing for an hour can burn 708, 844, and 1035 calories.
Calisthenics are body weight exercises such and push ups, sit ups and lunges. When done vigorously they can burn 472, 563, and 690 calories per hour.
4. Jump Rope
Jumping Rope in a fast continuous way can burn 708, 844, and 1035 calories per hour.
Rowing or canoeing outdoors burns about 708, 844, and 1035 calories per hour.
Rowing on an indoor stationary rowing machine will burn the same number of calories 708, 844, and 1035 per hour.
Running is a great way to burn calories and get in shape. Here are the calories burned for a few different speeds.
Running at 6 minute mile pace (10 miles per hour) burns 944, 1126, and 1380 calories per hour.
Running at 5:30 minute mile pace burns 1062, 1267, and 1553 calories per hour.
Running at 12 minute mile pace (5 mph) burns 472, 563, and 690 calories per hour.
7. Stadium Stairs
Running up stairs burn a ton of calories and really improves your fitness quickly. Running up stairs burns 885, 1056, and 1294 calories per hour.
Cross country skiing burns the most calories when you go uphill and put out maximum effort. Skiing in this manner burns 974, 1161, and 1423 calories per hour.
Squash burns about 708, 844, and 1035 calories per hour.
Swimming the butterfly stroke for an hour burns 649, 774, and 949 calories per hour.
There you go... did the list surprise you?
Remember, that the best abdominal weight loss exercises burn tons of calories.
The main point I want you to understand is that if you want to lose weight around your abdominal region you must burn lots of calories and eat a diet conducive to fat burning.
In addition, weight training is also important for speeding up your metabolism.
If you're curious about how other forms of exercise stack up to this list, check out the website where I found the numbers above at
Alright, now you still have to put the time in, but try to have fun doing it.
Yours in Health,
P.S. Read my article: Do sit ups burn calories faster than walking?
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