Does Cycling burn belly fat?

Does Cycling burn belly fat?
by George Ponting | January 2, 2013

It’s a wonder how much a flat stomach can do to smarten up your image. It cannot be denied that on the mission to get a good body, having a flat stomach is one of the most sought after things and in order to be able to achieve that, you need to get rid of all of that unwanted belly fat.
There are many fad diets and miracle pills that will promise you instant weight loss and a flat stomach but it is essential to not be fooled by them as they are mere gimmicks. Additionally, these fad diets just contain chemicals that will flush out your stomach by causing diarrhea and that is very unhealthy. There are many ways via which you can lose all that unwanted belly fat naturally and for good. Out of all these ways, cycling is one that has stood out time and again. Here is an overview of how and why cycling can help burn belly fat.

Cycling is a Form of Cardio:

Research has proven that sitting for elongated periods of time has been known to increase belly fat. As a result, a good way to get rid of all that belly fat is to get up and get moving. And the best form of movement you can provide to your body is in the form of cardiovascular exercise. It has been found that just three hours a week of running, jogging or swimming can help you work towards a flat stomach in no time. In addition, while all the exercises that are recommended for your core region strengthen your stomach and make it firmer, none of them will be really effective until the fat is burned off from around your stomach. And in order to burn off this fat, you need to do long sessions of cardio in the fat burning zone. This zone is achieved when you are exercising twenty to thirty minutes a day with your heart rate at maximum levels 70% to 80% of this time.

Air Cycling:

It is an unusual concept but air cycling has been deemed incredibly effective in order to burn off all those extra calories and help you achieve a flat tummy. The idea is to lie flay on your back with your palms placed beside your head. Then raise your legs p and bend your knees at a comfortable angle. Do slow air cycling movements for two to three minutes after which you take a break and then repeat about four times. This exercise is very effective due to the fact that it targets your upper and lower abdominal area making your core stronger and busting all of that excessive belly fat that you really don’t need. Not only that, but it also as an effect on your buttock region and your upper thighs thereby having a toning or slimming effect on your entire body as a whole while simultaneously strengthening your back.

Sources:
http://howtoburnbellyfatfaster.com/how-to-burn-belly-fat-in-a-week
http://www.realage.com/diet-weight-loss/top-10-ways-to-lose-belly-fat-4#fbIndex4
http://letourdesblogs.net/uncategorized/can-bike-riding-help-me-lose-stubborn-belly-fat
http://www.ask.com/answers/26275241/will-riding-an-exercise-bike-help-burn-belly-fat

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