10 Weighted Ab Exercises To Melt Belly Fat

Weighted Russian Twists:

Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet elevated. Hold a weight (dumbbell, kettlebell, or plate) with both hands. Lean back slightly and twist your torso to the right.

Cable Crunches:

Keeping your hips stationary, contract your abs to curl your torso towards your knees. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat.

Decline Sit-Ups

Secure your feet in a decline bench and hold a weight plate against your chest. Perform sit-ups by curling your torso towards your thighs and then lowering back down with control.

Weighted Leg Raises:

Keep your legs straight and raise them towards the ceiling while keeping your lower back pressed into the floor.

Weighted Plank Rows:

Keeping your core engaged, row one weight up towards your hip while stabilizing with the opposite arm. Alternate sides.

Weighted Bicycle Crunches:

Alternate bringing your right elbow towards your left knee while extending your right leg, then switch sides in a pedaling motion.

Plank with Rotation:

Rotate your torso downwards and thread the weight under your body, then reverse the movement to return to the starting position. Switch sides and repeat.

Swiss Ball Crunches:

Lean back until your lower back is supported by the ball, then perform crunches by contracting your abs to lift your torso towards the ceiling.

Reverse Crunches:

Curl your knees towards your chest, lifting your hips off the floor, then slowly lower them back down.

Cable Woodchoppers

Hold the handle with both hands and rotate your torso away from the machine, pulling the handle down diagonally across your body. Control the movement back to the starting position.