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You want to get rid of your belly fat, but you don’t have the time or energy to go to the gym.
You’ve tried all the diets and workouts but nothing seems to work. You’re frustrated and feeling discouraged.
This workout is the answer you’ve been looking for! With 10 minutes of exercises designed by a certified personal trainer, you can finally get rid of that stubborn belly fat and tone your core. Expert tips included help you avoid doing the exercises wrong, so you can finally achieve your goals!
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Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat: Who this Workout is For
This workout is exclusively created for women who are finding it difficult to get rid of belly fat.
And also have a minimum of 30 pounds to give away to anyone that wants it 😄
While this workout is technically available to everyone, it may not be suitable for those who are already very thin or only have a small amount of belly fat remaining.
But, no worries. There are many other workouts available for you on here, like my ab workouts or booty workouts.
So, don’t worry, I have something for everyone. Lots of love!
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat: 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.
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
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat Exercise 1: Double Tray taps
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Quick tips to do Double Tray taps correctly.
- Focus on tapping the elbows lightly and quickly (don’t hit them hard together during the double tray taps)
- Use your arms to help maintain your balance
- Pay attention to your posture and keep your back straight throughout the exercise
- Keep your core engaged by sucking them in while continuing to breathe
- Start at a slow pace so you can focus on maintaining good form. Then pick up the speed when you feel comfortable
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat Exercise 2: Back taps
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Quick tips to do Back taps correctly.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and avoid arching your back during the back taps
- Imagine you are clapping your shoulder blades togehter in the back, and you’ll get the idea of what your arms are supposed to be doing 🙂 Keep both arms parallel to the floor (as best you can)
- Only move one foot away when the other lands
- Ensure that the core is engaged throughout the exercise for better stability
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat Exercise 3: quick butt kicks
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Quick tips to do quick butt kicks correctly.
- Keep your chest and head up. Looking down at your feet can put unnecessary stress on your neck and spine.
- Land softly: When bringing your foot back to the ground, land softly on the ball of your foot instead of your heel. This will help prevent unnecessary strain on your body and allow for a smoother transition.
- Notice your form. Make sure your knee is bent at a comfortable angle for your body while lifting your heel as high as possible towards your booty. Keep your core tight.
- Go at a steady pace: Start off going slow and gradually increase your speed. It is important to maintain good form and not rush this exercise.
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat Exercise 4: cross jacks
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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
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat Exercise 5: skaters with low impact modification
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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
3 Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat Tips & Advice
Love Nuts? Watch Your Portion Sizes
Even healthy foods can become problematic if we eat too much of them.
For example, nuts are a great source of healthy fats, but they are also high in calories and easy to overeat.
When it comes to portion sizes, it’s best to stick to what’s recommended on the nutrition label.
If you’re eating out, try to stick to the recommended portion size or split an entrée with a friend.
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.
Consider Eating Breakfast
While some people swear by skipping breakfast, others find that eating breakfast helps them stay energized and focused throughout the day.
Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast tend to have an easier time managing their weight.
This is because eating breakfast helps to keep us from over snacking and overeating later in the day.
If you’re not sure if breakfast is right for you, try experimenting and see what works best.
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat 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.
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! 🙂
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.
Can you combine cardio with other types of exercises to target belly fat more effectively?
Yes, it’s a wonderful idea to combine cardio with other types of exercises.
Specifically, you also want to be doing certain resistance and isometric exercises as well.
1. Planks –
This is an isometric exercise that targets the core muscles, including the abs, obliques, and back muscles. Planks help you develop strength in your core. And massively increase the results you get out of your other exercises.
2. Crunches –
For those that don’t naturally have the “abs gene”, we actually have to do situps and crunches to develop those muscies.
When you hear someone say they got abs by cleaning up their diet alone, just know you are listening to someone that genetically doesn’t store a lot of fat on their belly like the rest of us.
3. Squats –
Surprised to see this on here? Dont be. Squats target the glutes, hamstrings, and quads, which are some of the biggest muscles in our bodies.
When these big muscles are strong and developed, they increase our metabolism. Which means we burn more calories just by existing.
Don’t sleep on squats even if your main goal is to get rid of excess belly fat.
4. Deadlifts –
Same logic as squats. This exercise targets the back muscles, glutes, and hamstrings. These are also massive muscles in the body.
Combine these kinds of exercises with cardio + correct eating and you’ll be on your way to your dream belly.
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.
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.
Easy Exercises to Burn Belly Fat: Workout Outline
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Workout Instructions (1/2)
Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.
- Double Tray taps
- Back taps
- quick butt kicks
- cross jacks
- skaters with low impact modification
Workout Instructions (2/2)
Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows
- skaters with low impact modification
- cross jacks
- quick butt kicks
- Back taps
- Double Tray taps
Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your easy exercises to burn belly fat 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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