What is a muffin top? The muffin top is that excessive fat around your abdominal area all the way round your body. You often spot women wearing especially tight jeans or bottoms with a muffin top. Like any problem, weight loss too, can be tackled with a combination of balanced diet and exercises.

 Here are some easy exercises that will help melt your muffin top away –

Air Bike Crunches

This workout emphasizes on obliques - the muscles that run along sides of your core. This will work on your middle from all angles.

  • Lie flat on your back with hands behind and supporting your head.

  • Raise your legs, perpendicular to the floor.

  • Bring your leg closer to your chest, all the while trying to bring your opposite elbow to touch to your knee.

  • Repeat the same with opposite set of limbs.

  • Tip: Make sure you focus on your form and breathing techniques. Also, it is not necessary to touch your elbows with knees as this might can cause strain on your neck.
  • Reverse Crunches

    You don’t require any equipment to do it.  

    • Lie flat on your back on the floor with the hands beside you.
    • Raise your legs and bring your knee together towards the chest.
    • Use your abs to slowly to curl the hips off the floor, now slowly come back to the starting position.
    • Do 3-5 steps of 15-20 repetitions each.

     Tip: Don’t swing your legs, focus on abs while doing this exercise. After all it's an ab exercise.


    Here is a new challenge for you - Squats. This one is the most challenging and best workout for abs. So, what are you waiting for. Follow these steps to start up with this workout.

    • Stand with your feet and shoulder wide apart.

    • Bend back like sitting position.

    • Stop at bottom, when your thighs lightly come into contact with your calves.

    • Come back to the starting position.

    • Do 3-5 steps of 15-20 repetitions each.

    Kick Crunches

    This exercise works on your abdomen and core muscles. Follow the steps to know in detail.

    • Stand with your hands outstretched at a 90-degree angle to the ground.

    • Kick your feet up one at a time, attempting to hit your fingertips

    • Inhale while standing and exhale while raising your legs

    • Alternate the kick with each leg

    • Do 2 sets of 20 repetitions each side.