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Stretch To Get Lean And Burn Belly Fat!

December 08, 2015 2 min read

If you thought that the only way to lose weight, torch fat and get lean was through endless hours of boring cardio, you aren't alone. Many people, especially women, hold this myth as fact. While cardio and resistance training are an important part of any fitness regimen, they aren't the only things you can do. Did you know that even stretching can have significant benefits when it comes to fighting your belly fat? Stretching is an overlooked step for many people. Who doesn't want the workout to be over when it is over? Hop in the shower and get on with the rest of your day, right? However, being healthy isn't just about looking good, it is about feeling good, too. You will feel significantly better after you stretch, trust us. Even though stretching doesn't burn as many calories as lifting weights and cardio, it does burn as many calories as a gentle yoga session. It isn't a ton, but it is better than nothing. Stretching can also help your muscles work more effectively by restoring range of motion (ROM). When a muscle is working at its full capacity, you can recruit more muscle fiber, which means better performance and faster recovery. stretch to get lean and burn belly fat You don't have to save stretching for after a hard workout. It is a great addition to your rest days and it can help you unwind after a stressful day at work. [bctt tweet="Stretch To Get Lean And Burn Belly Fat!"] To save your mental health, your muscles and your waistline, make sure to fit in some stretches! Here are some that will help you trim your middle:

Cobra Stretch

  Lie flat on your stomach. Place your hands under your shoulders and gently push your upper body away from the floor. You should feel this one in your abs and your quads.

Bridge Stretch

  Lie flat on your back. Place your hands by your ears and your feet close to your butt. Push up from your hands and feet until your body forms a bridge.

Swiss Ball Bridge Stretch

  Place your upper body on the ball with your feet planted firmly on the floor. Roll over the ball until it is in the center of your body. Bring your arms over your head and toward the floor behind you.

Trunk Stretch

  Gently twist your upper body from side to side keeping your hips and legs still and squared forward.

Lats & Obliques

  Stand up nice and tall and lean to one side, gently pulling on the opposite arm. Be sure to do both sides.

Back & Glutes

  Have a seat and put one foot over your knee. Twist to look over your shoulder. Use your arm to push your leg across your body. You will definitely feel this one in your glutes and lower back. Again, don't forget to switch sides. Have you been neglecting your stretches?

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