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Trying to reduce belly fat can be an overwhelming task.
You’ve tried dieting, exercising, and all the other tips you’ve read online, but nothing seems to work.
This workout is a no equipment workout that is designed to help you get rid of belly fat. You don’t need alot of time to do this workout.
With these exercises, you can start to see results quickly and without the stress of thinking of what to do.
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Simple Workouts to Lose 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!
Simple Workouts to Lose 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.
Ready? Let’s do this!
Exercises in this Workout for Belly Fat
Simple Workouts to Lose Belly Fat Exercise 1: side hop punch
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Quick tips to do side hop punch correctly.
- Try to keep your feet around shoulder-width apart
- Keep your core engaged when doing a side hop punch
- Keep your back as straight as you can as you punch
- Keep your core nice and tight
- Fully extend each arm as you punch
- Keep your elbows tucked in and your fists at chin level while punching during the side hop punch
- Engage your glutes to power your jumps and punches
- Land softly and gently to minimize the impact of this exercise
- Breathe 🙂 avoid holding your breath as you punch
- Focus on your form and technique rather than speed or repetitions (slow and stead is okay)
Simple Workouts to Lose Belly Fat Exercise 2: shuffle pumps with modification
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Quick tips to do shuffle pumps with modification correctly.
- Extend your arms fully to get a full range of motion
- Go at your own pace
- Suck your stomach in (but don’t hold your breath)
Simple Workouts to Lose Belly Fat Exercise 3: side reaches
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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
Simple Workouts to Lose Belly Fat Exercise 4: speed squats
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Quick tips to do speed squats correctly.
- With speed squats, we are going for speed
- Don’t worry about going deep into the squat (we do that in a different squat variation)
- Keep your head and neck straight – avoid looking down as you squat unless you are checking your form
- Keep your feet at least shoulder width apart Keep your toes pointed out (not turned in)
- When lifting up from the squat position, be sure to lift using your booty and leg muscles
Simple Workouts to Lose Belly Fat Exercise 5: burpees
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Quick tips to do burpees correctly.
- Start slowly and build up intensity over time
- Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise
- Use your arms to support your body as you approach the floor Focus on engaging your butt as you jump at the top of the exercise
- Land softly each time you transition into and out of the burpee.
- Remember to breathe 🙂
3 Simple Workouts to Lose Belly Fat Tips & Advice
Work out an eating routine
Some people do well eating the same meal on repeat for a month.
Others do well switching it up every meal.
Some people do well eating in front of the TV (I can hear the collective GASP!
Other people need peace and quiet.
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to burn excess fat, when you work out a routine that works for YOU.
You are not “average”.
You are not a double blind study science experiment.
You are a unique individual with unique needs.
So embrace that.
Experiment and do what works for YOU.
If something is not working – say you eat rice and beans 3 days in a row and you find it gross.
Well, now you know.
Don’t do that again.
Try something else.
If you hate salads, do this…
I really struggled to eat salads for a long time.
And to be honest, I still don’t eat salads.
I eat vegetables in literally every form – except salads.
There is just something about eating cold leaves that genuinely makes me feel sad haha.
If you’re like me – fear not.
Just eat your vegetables in other forms.
Personally, I enjoy a nice warm bowl of okro soup.
I love sauteed baby bok choy, sauteed baby kale, and sauteed collard greens.
I enjoy all of these vegetables several times a week.
The key is to sautee them on the lowest heat possible to preserve as much of the vitamin c content as you can.
I’m not fancy at all with my sautees either.
I just use some coconut aminos (you can use soy sauce if you prefer), any oil i have on hand (coconut and olive are staples), some onion powder (listen, i am NOT cutting onions Loolll).
Toss together and eat.
I have also been known to throw baby spinach and plant-based milk together in a blender and chugged the whole thing down.
I don’t recommend the blending thing.
Even i realize that’s a bit wild and extreme.
Eat More Lean Proteins
Proteins are essential for building and maintaining muscle, which can help us tone our core.
Examples of lean proteins include skinless chicken, fish, eggs, and plain Greek yogurt.
These foods are also high in other nutrients, such as calcium and B vitamins.
Simple Workouts to Lose Belly Fat Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are some common mistakes people make when trying to lose belly fat through cardio exercises?
When it comes to losing belly fat through cardio exercises, there are a few common mistakes that are easy to avoid. People that make these mistakes end up slowing down their progress so they’re really good to be aware of. Here are a few examples of mistakes to avoid:
1. Relying solely on cardio:
While cardio exercises can be effective for burning calories and melting away fat, they should not be the only type of exercise in your routine.
Resistance exercises which target your core muscles are also important. You also want to be doing multi-purpose exercises like planks.
2. Overdoing it:
Some people make the mistake of thinking that the more cardio they do, the more fat they will lose.
The thing is, too much cardio can actually backfire and cause burnout, rapid adaptation, and injuries.
It’s important to find a balance between cardio and resistance exercises that allows you to make steady progress without wasted effort.
3. Relying on steady-state cardio:
Steady-state cardio like cycling at a consistent pace, can be effective for burning calories, but it is best to also have other forms of cardio in your routine.
For example, i regularly include tabata cardio workouts in my program for this reason. It combines short bursts of intense exercise with periods of rest.
It is similar to HIIT but less awful, more fun, and highly effective.
4. Nutrition Debt:
Nutrition debt is the mindset of “i’ll eat this now and burn it off later”.
I don’t know if you’ve tried this before but it’s very hard to burn off anything we eat. It’s honestly easier and best to eat nutritious foods from the start. Eating a balanced, nutritious diet that is rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats can support your weight loss efforts and help you to shed belly fat more quickly.
5. Focusing only on abs:
Core exercises like planks and crunches are PHENOMENAL for sculting and toning the abs.
But they cannot – by themselves – remove belly fat. These exercises must be combined with cardio and resisance training to really see some fantastic results.
To sum up, cardio exercises can be an effective way to lose belly fat, but try to avoid these mistakes if you can.
It’s okay to be imperfect at this. Afterall, to err is human. Do your best to incorporate resistance training, variety, and healthy eating – and you’ll be on your way!
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.
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 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! 🙂
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.
Simple Workouts to Lose 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.
- side hop punch
- shuffle pumps with modification
- side reaches
- speed squats
Workout Instructions (2/2)
Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows
- speed squats
- side reaches
- shuffle pumps with modification
- side hop punch
Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your simple workouts to lose 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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