Get On The Floor – 15 Floor Exercises That Melt Fat

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If you want to burn fat and lose weight, changing your diet necessary but not sufficient; you also have to exercise if your goal is to facilitate noticeable and lasting change.

Some people enjoy going to the gym to work out on exercise equipment every day, and others can motivate themselves to go even when they find the process tedious.

However, for many people who are trying to shed excess weight, the gym is not a viable option.

Not only are gym memberships typically expensive, but not everyone has the time to drive to and from the gym every day in order to work out for a productive amount of time.

Thankfully, you don’t actually need fancy workout equipment to lose weight and get healthy; you can design an effective workout routine that can be carried out right on your own floor.

Here are 5 floor exercises that will melt fat and tone your body.

1. Push Ups

Push ups boost your cardiovascular health by encouraging your heart to pump at a faster rate, and they can help you to build or strengthen muscles in your shoulders, arms and even chest.

Most people know how to do a basic push up, but it is always worth making sure that you are approaching all of your exercises in the right way.

Here’s how a push ups are done:

  • Choose a flat surface that allows you to assume a face-down position on the floor.
  • Place your palms on the floor, and remember that their position will influence which muscles are used the most. Roughly speaking, choosing to place your hands closer together will engage your triceps the most, while placing your hands further apart will work your chest muscles to a greater extent.
  • Use your arms to push your body up off the ground. Make sure that you are on the tips of your toes and that the weight of your body is supported by your feet and hands.
  • Bend your elbows and drop your body back down to the floor, but be careful to ensure that you do not let your body completely touch the ground.
  • Push yourself back up, and repeat the exercise as many times as possible. Most people find it helpful to gradually increase the number of push up repetitions, so it is smart to start with a frequency that you can manage without pulling a muscle.

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20 Comments

  1. Ani

    September 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Dont know whether this is a coincidence or not but I do the exact same excercises everyday

  2. Guest

    September 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

    The best way to lose fat around your stomach is not crunches. Cardiovascular exercise combined with resistance/strength training is the best way. But if you combine all the exercises in this article it will certainly help.

    • Augustine Hourigan

      October 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      A man trained with weights 3 times a week. He had 1 pound of fat on his stomach. All his training and sweating did not eliminate the fat. He stopped training. A year later he returned to the Gym with a very slim waist line. “How did you do it?” his friends asked. “I bought a dog.” he replied, “I walk him for 30 minutes morning and evening. That did the trick!” Good luck to you all.

      • Cindy Lam

        October 25, 2013 at 1:56 am

        I do a lot of fast walking but I still have this annoying flab around my stomach I need to get rid of.

        • Bert

          November 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

          Build a little muscle, don’t listen to AH, and keep everything the same, and the weight will come off. Slowly, but it will.

        • John Jones

          November 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm

          You might need a faster dog?

        • Zhi ♥

          June 19, 2015 at 12:12 am

          Do burpees and planks. It worked for me.

      • Bert

        November 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

        BS. Unless by weights you mean 5lb ones. Thanks for playing.

  3. TCC

    September 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Yeah….it’s well known that abs are built in the KITCHEN, and the best way to build your ab muscles themselves is with large, core exercises.

    • Augustine Hourigan

      October 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      To lose weight, “EAT LESS AND MOVE MORE!” or for the energetic type, “MOVE MORE AND EAT LESS”

    • Bert

      November 7, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Kind of. Squats, deads… if you (a guy) can dead 400lbs+, your abs are good.

      • TCC

        November 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

        What, “kind of,” you just validated what I said. Exercises that work the entire core are best: squats and deads are exactly that, although most people just think those are “legs” and “back,” respectively. Anyone who works those knows, your entire core, from scapula to knees, front and back, are engaged and challenged in those exercises.

  4. Sukisuzuki10

    September 26, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Interval training, nothing like it for fat burning

    • NewsForRealNikkas

      May 7, 2014 at 5:38 am

      yes

  5. John Wise

    September 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Exercise does little to lower weight,although it is essential for health and energy. To lose weight,you have to eat fewer calories.

    • Bert

      November 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Not true. No kidding so many people (11 as of today) are so fat.

  6. Crankcase08

    October 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Wrong! Apart from the fact that it will only tone but not burn fat, the description of doing crunches here will cause strain and stretching to the neck. The correct method is to lightly touch the side of your head with the tips of your fingers.

    Another good one is fast punching whilst holding dumbbells.

  7. peter

    October 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Like it has been put many times before a six pack is made in the kitchen , but to get fit and stronger you do that in the gym .

  8. Itsme

    February 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Key is healthy living, dedication and consistency. Eating right and exercising no matter what and not overdoing. Too many people eat and make resolutions to lose the holiday or I’ve been lazy or whatever fat. To reduce fat and achieve the desired goal you must be dedicated. Talent is cheap, dedication is expensive it will cost you a lifetime.

  9. Chuckiechan

    May 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    For those not already doing push up’s, I suggest you begin conditioning yourself by doing them off of a bathroom or kitchen counter top until you have the strength to do real push up’s off the floor.

    It’s easy to stress your unconditioned back, and that’s no fun!