The muffin top is one of the most annoying parts of gaining weight. It just seems like no matter what you wear it sticks out and over your pants. Dieting alone isn’t going to get rid of it. The muffin top needs you to work it away through exercise.
Make sure your exercises target this part of the body. You want to do weight and strength training that will tone the muscles while doing cardio to burn away the fat.
The great news is you don’t need to join a gym to get rid of your muffin top. Your workouts can all take place at home. These 12 easy home workouts are the ones that you’ll want to do to lose your muffin top.
Start with the Standing Oblique Crunch
You can’t just do crunches and sit ups to get rid of your muffin top. You need to work the muscles along your sides, known as the oblique muscles.
The standing crunch means you don’t need to get down on the floor. There’s no need for mats or any equipment. It’s your easiest to get yourself started.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your spine straight. Raise your right leg up as much as you can to meet your right elbow. Complete 30-50 reps on this side and then switch to your left.
At no point should you rotate your back during this workout? It will be tempting to help raise your leg, but your spine should remain straight.
If you can’t do 30 right away, don’t worry. Cut it to 15 and work your way up to the 30-50 in one sitting. As you build on the muscles, you will find the exercises get easier, and you can do more.