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Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners (+ Video that Works) πŸ™Œ

You did it. You found the belly fat workout for yoga practitioners.

Hey there, yogis! πŸ‘‹

Are you a dedicated practitioner, but struggling to shed that stubborn belly fat?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! And I’ve got great news for you. I’ve got your back with the exercises in this workout!

We’ll dive into a belly fat workout specifically tailored for yoga enthusiasts like yourself.

We’ll explore a series of exercises that not only target your core muscles but also create a calorie-burning furnace.

So, roll out your mat and get ready to sweat it out!

Let’s banish that belly fat once and for all.

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Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners: How this Workout Works

It’s important to know that the way a workout is arranged is just as crucial as the individual exercises.

While jumping jacks are great for burning fat, for example, combining them with the right exercises in the right order is the key to seeing results.

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As a Personal Trainer, I have assisted you in selecting the appropriate exercises and organizing them in an optimal sequence.

This workout will increase your heart rate, target your largest muscle groups, and make you sweat, all of which indicate to your body to burn fat quickly and continuously.

Your side of the deal is to remain consistent and committed to doing the workout.

You can use the free workouts on my blog or sign up for a free trial to get more efficient guidance in video format.

Ready? Let’s do this!

Exercises in this Workout for Belly Fat

Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners Exercise 1: 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 Yoga Practitioners Exercise 2: 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 Yoga Practitioners Exercise 3: cross jacks

cross jacks exercise demo
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Quick tips to do cross jacks correctly.

  • start with a slow pace
  • keep your head up
  • keep your core engaged
  • step if you’re not in the mood to jump
  • get a full range of motion with your arms
  • keep your back straight and avoid leaning forward or backward
  • use your stomach muscles to help you keep your balance


Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners Exercise 4: side highs

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Quick tips to do side highs correctly.

  • Stay on the balls of your feet (the part near your toes) so you can move from side to side swiftly and easily like the wind! whoosh
  • Don’t use too much force or effort when bringing your knee up
  • The same goes for the elbow movement; keep it smooth and flowing avoid jerky sudden movements if you can Gently touch each elbow to the opposite knee
  • Move as quickly as you can from side to side without losing your balance, rhythm, and pace Keep your core engaged as you do side highs


Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners Exercise 5: high roller

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Want to avoid doing high roller 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 roller correctly.

  • Remember to move your feet as you are rolling your hands
  • You’re doing a gentle skip from side to side nice and natural. Nothing too hectic
  • Raise your arms as high as you can – the higher they are, the better
  • Keep your back straight (as best you can)
  • Your fists should be forehead level or higher throughout this exercise


3 Belly Fat Tips for Yoga Practitioners

Consider shorter, more frequent workout sessions

Many people assume that working out for longer periods of time is better than doing shorter ones.

However, this is not always the case.

It is okay to workout for shorter periods of time – and just do it more often.

For example, instead of trying to workout for 1 hour 1 day a week, you might find it easier to be consistent if you switch it to 10 minutes 5 days a week.

At the end of the day, consistency is the name of the game.

Any change that helps you be consistent is moving you in the best direction for you.

Replace Simple Carbs With Complex Carbs

Simple carbs, such as cookies and cake, are quickly digested and can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels.

Complex carbs, on the other hand, take longer to digest and can provide your body with sustained energy.

Examples of complex carbs include brown rice, quinoa, and oats.

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.



Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

How long does it take to see results from cardio exercises if I want to lose belly fat?

The time it takes to see results from cardio exercises in regards to belly fat loss varies from person to person as it depends on several factors such as age, gender, body composition, diet, and the intensity and duration of the workout. However, consistent cardio exercises coupled with a healthy diet can help reduce belly fat within a few weeks to a few months.

I like to give the general guideline of – give yourself 4 weeks to start to see physical changes. If you are doing my workouts, you will feel a difference immediately on day 1. This is the feedback I have received from thousands of women. But to start to SEE the changes, and have other people notice, you need at least 4 weeks minimum.

Cardio exercises such as jumping jacks, high knees, squat jacks, running, cycling, swimming, and brisk walking are effective in burning calories and reducing body fat, including belly fat. To achieve significant results, try to exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

If that feels out of reach, start wherever you’re at and build up to the recommendation above. It is perfectly normal to start with just a 10 minute workout 3 days a week.

Quick Note – on Intensity of Belly Fat Workouts

There is a misconception that the intensity of the workout is the most important thing. Yes, intensity plays a role. But your consistency is far more important. The person that does a low impact workout everyday is going to see more progress in 1 year than the person that did the hardest workout ever for only 2 months and then fell off.

So forget about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) if it is not for you. Listen to your body and give it what it needs and can handle.

Diet is also an essential factor in losing belly fat. It is important to create a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories than you burn through exercise and daily activities. Consuming a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains can also help support belly fat loss.

FYI there are many other awesome benefits of cardio exercises. Cardio exercises provide other health benefits such as improving heart health, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, and boosting mental health. They’re an awesome bunch! πŸ™‚

In summary, the time it takes to see results from cardio exercises in regards to belly fat loss depends on several factors. However, consistent cardio exercise coupled with a healthy diet can produce amazing results. And as a rule of thumb, give yourself a least 4 weeks to start to see results.

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.

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.

Are there any other lifestyle changes I should make in order to optimize my results?

Yes, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to get better results when losing belly fat.

You already know about diet and exercise – so I won’t bore you. But did you know about these other changes?

1. Chill out. Listen, this one is HILARIOUS for me to say. I am literally the most non-chill person I know. But alas – stressing out about every little thing makes your body pump out cortisol.

Cortisol tells your body that you are clearly in danger and fat needs to be stored around your belly to keep you safe.

So, if you’re a little stress ball, you better start doing some woosah when people cut you off in traffic.

I personally find breathwork to be helpful. Scented candles and a warm shower also do the trick. Forget all these people talking about cold plunges. I need my mirrors MISTY when i shower πŸ˜‚

2. Sleep. Yes, it’s true. Not sleeping = pump cortisol = belly pooch. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night so even if something happens to disrupt your plan, you will at least get 7 hours (if not the full 8).

3. Drink waterrrr: it will help flush out toxins, reduce fluid retention, and make your belly appear flatter. Yes, it will also have you running to the bathroom every 5 minutes and run up your toilet paper bill. But it is a small price to pay.

Pee up, ladies!

The standard recommendation is to aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water per day. However, i’ve noticed some of us are more thirsty than others (no pun intended).

Pay attention to your personal thirst level and hydrate accordingly.



Workout Options (Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners)

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: Cardio Workout to Burn Fat | Standing Only – Home Workout

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 Yoga Practitioners: Workout Outline

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  • Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners-skaters with low impact modification exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners-high roller step - left exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners-cross jacks exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners-side highs exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Yoga Practitioners-high roller 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. skaters with low impact modification
  2. high roller step – left
  3. cross jacks
  4. side highs
  5. high roller

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. high roller
  2. side highs
  3. cross jacks
  4. high roller step – left
  5. skaters with low impact modification

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