There are a number of toning exercises that can help tighten the skin on your belly after a significant weight loss.
Extra loose skin is common after losing a large amount of weight and belly fat is always tough to get rid of.
The good news is that there are toning exercises that along with eating a healthy diet and performing a cardiovascular exercise can help you burn that extra flab and tighten skin on your belly.
Below are some examples of belly toning exercises that will tighten up your midsection in no time! Try to perform at least 15 – 20 repetitions of each exercise listed below.
1. Legs Up Straight Arm Crunch
This exercise will help tone your upper abs and can be performed using a dumbbell to make it more challenging.
Lie flat on your back with your legs up at a 90-degree angle from the floor.
With your arms straight (hold a dumbbell if you desire), curl your shoulders and upper back off the floor using your abs while pulling your arms up towards the ceiling.
Hold for a second; then slowly lower your shoulders and back down toward the floor. Keep your arms straight and your legs up during the entire exercise.
2. Air Bike
The air bike is performed lying on your back as well. Place your hands behind your head with your elbows bent and your knees pulled slightly toward you.
Using your abs, curl your shoulders up off the floor and pull your right elbow to your left knee until they are touching (or almost touching).
Then alternate by pulling your left elbow to your right knee. Continue alternating right to left until you’ve reached the desired number of repetitions.