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Belly Fat Workout for Musicians (+ Simple Workout Video) 📝

Hey there, musicians!

Are you tired of dealing with stubborn belly fat while trying to create something beautiful?

I know how challenging it can be to find the time and energy to take care of our bodies.

I’m here to help. As a music lover, I want you to succeed.

I’ve created a custom belly fat workout just for you.

It’s designed to help you lose belly fat and help you feel your absolute best.

Let’s get ready to rock and burn those calories away!

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Belly Fat Workout for Musicians: How this Workout Works

Did you know that the way a workout is organized is just as important as the individual exercises themselves?

For example, you might know that jumping jacks are good for burning fat.

But do you know the best exercises to combine with jumping jacks to actually get results?

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This is where my input as a Personal Trainer comes in very handy.

I’ve helped you pick the right exercises AND combined them in the right order to get you results.

In this workout, you’re getting exercises that will raise your heart rate, strategically target your biggest muscle groups, and make you sweat.

Together, these stimuli signal to your body to burn fat quickly during your workout and to continue to burn fat after your workout.

Your part in this process is to keep showing up and stay consistent.

You can do that by using the free exercises here on my blog – or you can start a free trial for a more efficient experience (video format, real-time guidance, perfectly organized).

Exercises in this Workout for Belly Fat

Belly Fat Workout for Musicians Exercise 1: high roller step – left

high roller step - left exercise demo

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Quick tips to do high roller step – left correctly.

  • Keep your feet at hip width apart Keep a soft bend in the foot that is on the floor for balance
  • For the leg you bring upward, just gently tap it to the ground when you make contact with the floor (no foot slamming please :)) Try to bring your knee up to waist level Keep your arms high up (above your head)
  • Create a consistent rotation clockwise then anticlockwise
  • Try to keep your eyes focused on your arms to help create a straight back and correct posture
  • Engage your core as you do the high roller step

Belly Fat Workout for Musicians Exercise 2: burpee with low impact modification

burpee with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do burpee with low impact modification correctly.

  • Keeping your back straight and your head up when doing burpees
  • Do the low impact modification if you need to!
  • Start with a low number of repetitions, and gradually work your way up
  • Focus on keeping your core engaged while doing burpees
  • Use your legs, core, and booty to power this movement (not your upper body)
  • Be intentional about using your arms to support your body as you approach the ground

Belly Fat Workout for Musicians Exercise 3: macarena hops with low impact modification

macarena hops with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do macarena hops with low impact modification correctly.

  • Make sure to keep a slight bend in your knee don’t let them be stiff Move lightly on your feet; try to be as nimble as you can
  • Keep your back straight and chest open as you bow slightly forward
  • When you straighten up to bring your feet together, make sure your feet touch (full range of motion)
  • Keep your hands on your waist throughout the exercise to help maintain proper balance

Belly Fat Workout for Musicians Exercise 4: hop clap

hop clap exercise demo

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Quick tips to do hop clap correctly.

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Keep your weight evenly distributed on both feet and engage your core muscles
  • Bend your knees and use your leg muscles to jump up and off the ground
  • As you jump, bring your arms up to chest height As you reach the peak of your jump, clap your hands together gently. Keep your fingers relaxed and slightly spread apart
  • As you land, bend your knees to absorb the impact and then immediately jump again to perform another hop clap. Keep your movements fluid and rhythmic

Belly Fat Workout for Musicians Exercise 5: side reaches

side reaches exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side reaches correctly.

  • Keep your back straight when doing side reaches
  • Maintain a tall posture
  • Keep your core engaged during these side reaches Keep your feet close to each other
  • Extend each arm as far as possible
  • Maintain a strong, firm core as you move

3 Belly Fat Tips for Musicians

Remember the proteins

When you’re trying to burn fat, it is important to have protein with every meal.

Protein is crucial for burning fat as it helps you feel full longer and helps build muscle.

Muscle burns fat all on its own while you are at rest – so the more muscle you have, the more fat you (theoretically) burn without lifting a finger.

Pretty cool eh?

Things like chicken, fish, beans, nuts, lentils, and eggs are great options for proteins.

Apply appetite management

Drinking a glass of plain water 30 minutes before each meal is a great way to manage appetite.

This in turn contributes to weighloss and reduced belly fat.

Additionally, plain water helps to flush toxins out of your body that can help improve your overall health.

So, before your next meal, try drinking a glass of plain water about half an hour beforehand and see how your body feels after the meal.

You should feel satisfied and balanced.

Make a few substitutions

A few small tweaks here and there can make all the difference.

Swap unhealthy fats (like the transfat in some fast food fries) for healthier options like fruit, vegetables, yogurt with live active cultures, whole-grain bread instead of white, and whole-grain rice instead of white pasta.

If you’re drinking sugary beverages and sweet treats regularly, switch to water, herbal tea, or unsweetened almond or coconut milk.

Belly Fat Workout for Musicians Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can doing cardio exercises alone be enough to get rid of stubborn belly fat?

Stubborn belly fat is often associated with visceral fat, which is the fat that surrounds the organs in the abdominal area.

It is considered to be one of the most dangerous types of fat as it can increase the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and more.

While cardio exercises can help burn calories and reduce overall body fat, they are not specifically targeted towards visceral fat.

So, relying solely on cardio exercises may not be 100% effective in reducing stubborn belly fat.

To achieve significant results, a combination of cardio and strength training exercises, along with a healthy diet, is recommended.

Strength training exercises, such as squats and lunges can help build muscle mass and increase metabolism, leading to a higher rate of calorie burn even at rest. Many studies have shown that a combination of exercise and diet is more effective in reducing visceral fat than exercise alone.

Also, a healthy diet that is rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, and low in processed and sugary foods, can also aid in reducing belly fat. Consuming fewer calories than the body needs can create a calorie deficit, leading to weight loss and a reduction in belly fat.

To summarize, while cardio exercises are great for burning calories, losing weight, overall fitness and health, they may not be enough to get rid of stubborn belly fat.

A combination of cardio, strength training, and a healthy diet is recommended to achieve significant results in reducing belly fat.

How often should I do these cardio exercises to get the best results?

The “official” answer from the CDC and the ACSM is to do 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week.

The “unofficial” answer (aka what I tell all my friends) is to follow this schedule. This is ideal for those who have fallen off their routine for 3 months or more (it happens to the best of us).

1️⃣: Exercise for 10 minutes ONCE a week for 2 weeks

2️⃣: Then increase to 10 minute workouts THREE days a week for 3 weeks

3️⃣: Increase to 30 minute workouts three days a week for 3 weeks

4️⃣: Evaluate whether you want to stay on step 3 for a while – or move on step 5

5️⃣: Increaase to 30 minute workouts 5 days a week

This is the build up I also use for myself. Most of the time, I get overambitious. I try to jump straight to step 3.

My life throws cold water in my face. And then i go back to follow the plan like i should have done in the first place 😅

Note: the CDC and ACSM also advise doing 2 days of resistance training a week.

I don’t bother mentioning this because it should already be included in a well designed program (like mine :)).

What is the best way to get started with doing cardio exercises?

The smart (but unsexy) way to go is slow and steady.

Sart with shorter workouts fewer times a week than what you think you can handle.

This will dramatically increase your consistency, prevent injury and avoid burnout.

Additional tips on how to get started with cardio exercises:

1. Talk to your doctor: Before starting any new exercise routine, consult with your doctor to ensure you’re physically ready for it.

2. Choose cardio you like: my sister LOVES swimming and you will never catch her running. This works for her and I encourage her to stick with it! I on the other hand love the *idea* of running. Implementing running into my life though, is a different story LOL

3. Choose low-intensity over high intensity: People think the harder the workout, the better. Wrong. This mindset is the reason most of us can’t stick to our routine (not talking about you. I’m talking about myself or the neighbor or the cat. yes, the cat). 😂

My point is, go for low intensity in the beginning. Do step jacks instead of jumping jacks for example.

Go for a walk instead of running. And for heavens sake, leave the jump squats alone.

Leave that for the athletes that need to jump to make money. You and I are just trying to be healthy and cute and have thriving relationships.

Finally, listen and respond to what your body needs. It’s frustrating to need rest when you want to exercise. But the body has its own wisdom that is different from what we typically want. The best solution is to cooperate with your body and rest when you need.

How much water should I drink each day to aid in belly fat loss?

The standard accepted guideline is to drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water per day for overall health.

It’s a good idea to optimize your health as much as possible – so test out drinking this amount of water.

If it works for you and your body feels great doing it, continue.

If not, adjust till you find the amount of water that feels best to your body.

Don’t be afraid to trust yourself on this.

The standard recommendation may or may not be right for you.

It is just a great starting point to experiment from.

For example, someone living in Arizona (where it is HOT in the summer) might need more water than someone living in Wisconsin or Michigan.

One thing to note though: drinking a ton of water (above and beyond what is reasonable) has not been shown to accelerate fat loss.

I’ve seen people try this and it is – quite frankly – dangerous.

The safe, effective way to reduce belly fat is to eat right, exercise, sleep, and say no to drama (aka reduce stress).

Overall, drinking enough water is important for overall health and can support weight loss efforts, but it is not a substitute for the methods mentioned above.

How will I know if my cardio routine is helping me lose belly fat?

So you’re doing jumping jacks, sweating salty water, and out of breath.

But is the work you’re doing actually paying off? How will you know? Fair questions.

This is how to know if your cardio routine is helping you lose belly fat:

1. Duration:

I feel like i’m coming straight for your neck with this one but hear me out.

The FIRST way to know if what you’re doing is working is to ask yourself “how long have I been doing this for?” If the answer is anything less than 3 times a week for 4 weeks, you are worrying about the wrong thing my bestie lover gorgeous queen friend.

Focus on getting to that level first. You’ve got this. You can do it.

2. The dreaded scale:

If you’re losing weight overall, then you’re losing belly fat too.

The speed at which fat comes off the belly is determined by genetics. Some people lose fat from their face before they notice a change in their belly fat. It’s just the way it is.

The scale is not a perfect measurement though. Sometimes, the scale says you’ve gained weight but it’s just water…or new muscle from working out.

So take anything the scale says with a grain of salt.

3. Waist measurement.

You can take measurements of your waistline with a tape measure every 3 weeks to see the change.

If you’re losing belly fat, you should see a decrease in your waistline measurements.

This one is a toughie for me because i don’t trust myself to measure exactly the same part of my waist each time. Plus, how tight exactly should the tape measure be?

If this works for you, go for it. I personally don’t do this method because when i tried it, it definitely brought out the crazy in me 🤣🤣🤣

4. Clothes.

This is by far my favorite way. Are your pants (trousers for you Brits) feeling looser? Can you breathe in that dress? Bingo! Your belly fat is shrinking for sure.

Workout Options (Belly Fat Workout for Musicians)

There are two workout options for belly fat in this post.

Regardless of the option you choose, please be sure to do a thorough warm up and cool down.

Here’s a good multi-purpose warm up that most people can easily do.

  • 20 sec jumping jacks
  • 20 sec squats
  • 20 sec lunges

Do twice.

For your cool down, I recommend doing your favorite gentle streches for at least 5 minutes.

Belly Fat Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along belly fat workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 10 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: *INTENSE* 10 Min Fat Burn Workout 🔥 – arm fat, thigh fat, back fat, belly fat 👋

Belly Fat Workout (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced belly fat workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Belly Fat Workout for Musicians: Workout Outline

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  • Belly Fat Workout for Musicians-high roller step - left exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Musicians-burpee with low impact modification exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Musicians-macarena hops with low impact modification exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Musicians-hop clap exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Musicians-side reaches exercise
 
Disclaimer: This or any other exercise program may result in injury. Always consult your doctor / physician before beginning this or any other workout or exercise program. By performing any of the exercises in this program or on this site, you agree to the full disclaimer and assume ALL risks of injury from doing so. Koboko Fitness is NOT responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may sustain by participating in this workout or any exercise program. Read the full disclaimer here before you begin.

Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. high roller step – left
  2. burpee with low impact modification
  3. macarena hops with low impact modification
  4. hop clap
  5. side reaches

Workout Instructions (2/2)

Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows

  1. side reaches
  2. hop clap
  3. macarena hops with low impact modification
  4. burpee with low impact modification
  5. high roller step – left

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your belly fat workout for musicians workout is complete!

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A few things to note:

  • Whenever there are 2 exercises shown side by side, one is a lower impact modification. Always go with the lower impact version if you are a beginner or have not exercised in a long time.
  • If I show an exercise that you do one leg (or arm) at a time, do the leg (or arm) shown for 15 seconds. Then do your other leg (or arm) for the remaining 15 seconds.

It’s easier for me to show you how to do it with just one arm or leg in this post. But if you’re doing my full-length follow along Premium workout videos, I always show both sides of every exercise.

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