Unfortunately, there is just no quick fix when it comes to trimming your stomach fat and getting the chiseled abs you’ve always wanted. You simply have to buckle down, stick to a diet, and use strategic exercises to help you.

Try these 8 moves to get you started on your belly trimming path:

#1. Standard Crunches

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Position yourself flat on back on mat or floor.

Put hands behind head or at sides or head for support. You can also place hands on chest if it’s more comfortable.

Lower back needs to stay on the ground.

Slowly, but firmly lift head and upper back off ground, coming up.

Go down without shoulders touching ground and repeat.

#2. Corkscrews

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Position yourself flat on back on mat or floor, keeping hands at sides, down.

Squeeze legs together straight and lift bringing near head.

Alternate moving lower spine and legs to each side.

#3. The Burpee

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Begin in position with toes on ground and fingertips touching down, as well, like to start a race.

Quickly jump both legs behind you to push-up pose.

Come back to beginning pose.

Jump up all the way into air, hands straight up.

Repeat sequence.

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#4. Side Bends with Dumbbells

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Holding dumbbells in both hands, straight stance, feet touching.

Step to one side, raise dumbbells above head, bend towards chosen side.

Back to original position, alternate sides.

#5. Mountain Climber

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Position yourself as if doing a standard plank.

Alternate knees and bring them to touch elbows.

Create steady, but fast pace.

#6. Bicycle Crunch

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Begin in crunch position, flat back.

Raise both legs keeping knees bent.

Alternate legs, pretending to pedal, bringing one knee to opposite elbow.

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#7. Cross Slides

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Get into regular plank position.

Slide one leg forward, knee to opposite elbow.

Bring other leg forward, bending, to make toes meet.

Slide original leg back to plank, followed by other leg.

Alternate sides.

#8. Toe Touching

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Flat back on mat or floor, raise one leg diagonally in air.

Bring opposite fingers to touch toes, lifting back off ground.

Alternate sides.

If you start by performing these simple moves daily at home, you will be on your way to trimming your stomach fat.

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