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Belly Fat Workout for Writers (+ Easy Workout Video) ✨

Are you a writer? Fun fact: I love to write too! Good job finding the belly fat workout for writers!

 

But are you also tired of spending long hours hunched over your desk, struggling to find motivation and battling stubborn belly fat?

Well, I have the perfect solution for you!

It’s this belly fat workout for writers. It is a a fun and effective exercise routine designed specifically for wordsmiths like you. ✍🏽 Hellur hemingway!

This workout will not only help you shed those unwanted pounds around your midsection, but also boost your creativity and improve your focus.

Get ready to say goodbye to writer’s block and hello to a trimmer, healthier you!

Get excited, because this workout is about to give your writing journey the big boost you need!

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Belly Fat Workout for Writers: 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.

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

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 Writers Exercise 1: high punches

high punches exercise demo

Want to avoid doing high punches incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. So you can be confident you’re not wasting any time. Try it free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do high punches correctly.

  • Suck your abs in nice and tight when doing the high punches exercise
  • Fully extend your arms at the top of the punch to get a full range of motion
  • Keep your eyes locked on a static object in front of you it will help your form tremendously
  • Keep your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart
  • Drop into a tiny itsy bitsy squat with each “swing” to the other side to punch
  • Do this exercise at a moderate pace not too fast, not to slow

Belly Fat Workout for Writers Exercise 2: quick high knees

quick high knees exercise demo

Want to avoid doing quick high knees incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. It’s free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do quick high knees correctly.

  • Keep your toes pointed forward
  • Bend knees softly Try to bring your knees high enough to reach your waistline This means you’re aiming to have your thighs are parallel to the ground each time you raise your leg
  • Basically, you’re making a 90 degree angle with your legs with each raise (or at least trying to)
  • Keep back straight (do your best)
  • Keep core engaged (suck in your stomach but continue to breathe)
  • Keep your head and eyes forward (avoid looking at the ground)

Belly Fat Workout for Writers Exercise 3: skaters with low impact modification

skaters with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do skaters with low impact modification correctly.

  • To make the exercise low-impact, perform the movement with small jumps and focus on the lateral movement during skaters with low-impact modification
  • If you have knee or ankle issues, you can perform a modified version by stepping instead of jumping
  • Repeat the movement, alternating sides and swinging your arms for an extra burn
  • Avoid leaning too far forward
  • Focus on keeping your core engaged and your hips level

Belly Fat Workout for Writers Exercise 4: power hops

power hops exercise demo

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Quick tips to do power hops correctly.

  • Always keep your neck and back straight, only bending as you move into each hop
  • As you bring one leg up, be prepared to bounce on the other foot to create speed
  • Bring your knee up to meet your elbow
  • Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and try to retain that distance throughout the exercise Keep your core engaged as you do power hops

Belly Fat Workout for Writers Exercise 5: knee ups

knee ups exercise demo

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Quick tips to do knee ups correctly.

  • Bring each knee as high as you can
  • Wave each arm as vigorously as you can
  • Suck your belly in nice and tight
  • Be gentle when you drop your foot back to the ground (don’t bang your foot into the floor…ouch!)
  • Use your abs to keep your body stable
  • Don’t overthink it. Follow along with me and have fun with it

3 Belly Fat Tips for Writers

Don’t fall for this lie about exercise…

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

However, you have to really make sure you’re doing the right program for you.

You don’t have to go to the gym to get your exercise.

It is easier, faster, and highly effective to workout at home.

Especially if you’re doing Koboko Fitness workouts.

Maybe go for a walk in the morning or during breaks during the day.

Make sure that you’re really listening to your body when you exercise.

There is no point in reaching an extreme level of intensity one day, then being wiped out for 3 months.

Some people think that if you’re not dying, you’re not working hard enough.

Those people are ex-professional athletes and gym rats.

They are not regular everyday people like you and me.

You want to push yourself but know your personal limit – and stick to it!

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is essential for good health, and it can also help the body let go of excess belly fat with more ease.

When you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces more of the hormone cortisol, which can lead to weight gain in the belly area.

Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night to help keep belly fat at healthy levels.

Avoid crash dieting (please)

Crash diets are not really a healthy way to reduce belly fat.

Eating fewer than 1,200 calories a day will slow down your metabolism, preventing it from burning calories and using nutrients effectively.

This can lead to further health problems and even an increase in belly fat.

It is much healthier to make long-term changes in diet and lifestyle, such as reducing intake of processed foods, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water.

This will not only help to reduce your belly fat but also provide the body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and energized.

Belly Fat Workout for Writers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 :)).

Is there a specific time of day that’s best for cardio exercises for losing belly fat?

The best time of day to do cardio exercises for losing belly fat is as follows.

If you’re a morning person, do your workout as soon as possible after you wake up. Your goal is to get your workout done before 11am.

If you’re a night owl, do your workout right before dinner. So for example, if dinner is at 6:30pm, do your workout around 5:30pm

If you are neither a morning person nor a night owl, do your workout around 1:30pm

These are the best times for you to workout because they are based on your biology (chronotype).

If your schedule does not allow you to exercise during the time that is biologically best for you, try to identify things you can deprioritize.

For example, maybe you’re a morning person and book club is at 9am. You might want to consider deprioritizing book club so you can exercise.

Perhaps there is another book club that meets over lunch. That kind of thing.

If there truly is no hope to exercise at your ideal time, then pick a time that is close to your ideal time even if it is not perfect and stick to it.

You will have the most energy, highest motivation, adherence and consistency when you use this approach to exercise timing.

Are there any specific diet plans that complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction?

Yes, there are specific diet plans that can complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction. In fact, diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing belly fat. The right combination of both is essential for achieving optimal results.

To reduce belly fat, it is important to focus on a diet that has fewer calories than you burn in the day, enough protein, and rich in fiber.

Some people do very well on a low carb, high fat, high protein diet. If you choose this route, make sure you still incorporate lots of fresh organic vegetables into your diet to get all the micronutrients your body needs to function properly.

Another diet that is effective in complementing cardio exercises for belly fat reduction is the Mediterranean Diet: This diet is rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber. It includes foods like fish, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. This diet plan is associated with reduced belly fat, as well as improved heart health.

Please note that I am using the word “diet” very loosely here. I personally (and professionally) do not believe in or support dieting. I support a health-first approach and most diets do a lot of harm to the female body.

If you think your metabolism is compromised, please talk to a doctor.

In summary, any diet that has fewer calories than you burn in a day, plus sufficient protein and fiber is useful for belly fat reduction.

Specific examples of such diets that can complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction, are the Mediterranean Diet, and the low carb diet. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered Dietician to come up with a plan that is right for you.

What are the most effective cardio exercises for losing belly fat?

When it comes to losing belly fat through cardio exercises, there are a few exercises that are particularly effective.

These exercises help to increase the heart rate, burn calories, and reduce overall body fat, including belly fat.

1. Jumping Jacks (or Step Jacks):

Doing jumping jacks or step jacks is a great way to increase cardiovascular endurance and burn calories. The step jack is a low impact modification which is easier on the knees.

These exercises can be done anywhere, making them one of the most accessible cardio exercises. Incorporating jumping jacks or step jacks into an overall workout of about 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can help to reduce belly fat and body fat overall.

2. High Knees:

High Knees is another great cardio exercise that can be done indoors or outdoors. It also has a low-impact modification which you will typically see in my workouts.

High Knees are a little easier on the joints and can help to burn a significant amount of calories. Like jumping jacks, high knees – when incorporated into a well designed 30 minute workout, five days a week, can help to reduce belly fat and body fat too.

3. Squat Jacks:

Squat Jacks is a form of cardio exercise that does double duty. It not only helps burn calories in the moment, but also helps strengthen the leg muscles so the muscles there continue to burn calories when you rest.

This type of exercise can help to burn calories, increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen muscle, and build overall endurance, making it a powerhouse exercise to add into your rouine.

These are just 3 easy to remember, solid exercises that are extremely effective for reaching your goal of burning belly fat.

There are many other exercises that are also effective and you will see them featured in lots of my workouts.

Remember that with exercise, variety is also important. So spice up your routine with jumping jacks, high knees, and squat jacks – but don’t get stuck in a rut with them.

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.

Workout Options (Belly Fat Workout for Writers)

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 5 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: 5 Min Lower Abs Exercises | Best Lower Belly Fat Home Workout Routine

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 Writers: Workout Outline

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  • Belly Fat Workout for Writers-high punches exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Writers-quick high knees exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Writers-skaters with low impact modification exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Writers-power hops exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Writers-knee ups 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 punches
  2. quick high knees
  3. skaters with low impact modification
  4. power hops
  5. knee ups

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. knee ups
  2. power hops
  3. skaters with low impact modification
  4. quick high knees
  5. high punches

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