Four belly fat exercises you can do to lose weight that don't involve sit ups

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Burning away belly fat can be tricky – and it can often be hard to motivate yourself to keep pushing through gruelling sit ups.

However, there are several other exercises that are just as effective in helping you work your core if you are looking to drop the pounds.

Alongside a healthy diet, these exercises can help you achieve your summer body with shorter and less repetitive workouts.

A personal trainer has recommended incorporating plyometrics into workouts, which are exercises that involves powerful aerobic movement.

Tim Liu has revealed four workouts to add to your routine, which could help you lose weight while increasing strength, reports the Mirror.

The fitness coach wrote in Eat This Not That : “It can help you develop speed and power, wake up your nervous system before your workout, and help you recruit more motor units and muscle fibres.

“This allows you to build more muscle and burn more calories to lose pot belly fat.”

Vertical jump

Although it may seem simple, vertical jumps are a great belly fat burning exercise.

To start the jump, get into an athletic stance position with your feet shoulder-width apart.

Tim said: “Keeping your chest tall and core tight, throw your hips and your arms back while dipping into a quarter squat, then reverse the motion and jump up as high as you can with your arms all the way up.

“Land softly into a mini squat, and reset before performing another rep. Perform eight to 10 reps.”

Box jump

Many people fear falling on their face when performing a box jump, so it is important to start with a low box and perfect your squat form first.

Tim said: “Begin by facing a box or bench just one arm’s length away.

“Keeping your core tight, swing your arms back, and dip into a squat, then immediately spring up and jump onto the box, landing softly.

“Stick the landing with your knees tracking straight and then step back down before performing another rep. Complete five to eight reps.”

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Medicine ball rotational slam

This exercise is great for cardio and also targets your upper and lower body, strengthening your core muscles, triceps, quads, glutes, upper back, and hamstrings.

To start this exercise, grab a giant medicine ball and position your feet outside shoulder width.

Tim said: “Keeping your chest tall and core tight, bring the ball over your head towards one side in an arc-like fashion, slamming the ball down hard onto the ground.

“Flex your abs as you do this, then catch the ball and bring it over your head to the other direction.

“Go back and forth until all reps are done on both sides.

“Complete eight reps on each side.”

Supine medicine ball chest press

This exercise helps shed those extra pounds by targeting the upper body, including abs, chest, biceps, triceps and shoulders.

Tim said: “Start this chest pass by grabbing a giant medicine ball and lying flat on your back with your legs fully extended.

“Hold the ball to your chest with your elbows and forearms on the ground.

“Perform an explosive chest pass up in the air, launching the ball up as high as you can. Catch the ball, and reset before doing another rep.

“Perform eight to ten reps.”

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