Introduction: Burning Belly Fat Fast
It’s almost summer and that means the dreaded midsection is looming. It’s time to shed that belly fat in time for the swim suit weather! This Gym Guide will provide the tips, workouts, and information you’ll need to shed that tummy fat and feel your best. Ready to tackle that bulging midsection? Let’s get to it!
Workouts to Target That Belly Fat
– Each workout should start with a 5-10 minute warm-up to help you prepare your muscles and reduce the risk of injury.
– Hip Thrusts: This move targets your glutes and abdominals and helps to strengthen and tone your core. Start by sitting on the floor, back resting on the ground and knees bent with your feet placed flat on the ground. Next, raise your hips off the ground, pushing them up until your back and glutes are in a straight line. Hold this position for a couple seconds, then lower your body back to the start position. Repeat for 15-20 reps.
– Crunches: This is a classic move that is great for toning up that mid section. Lie down on the floor with your elbows out and hands behind your head. Then raise your head and shoulders off the ground as you contract your abdominal muscles. Hold this position and then lower your body back down to the ground. Do this move in sets of 15-20 reps.
– Reverse Crunches: This move is great for targeting the lower abs. Lie flat on the floor with your hands at your sides and your shoulder blades about six inches off the ground. Next, lift your feet off the ground so your knees are pointing up. As you pull your feet in towards your chest, tighten your abs and raise your hips off the ground. Hold in this position for several seconds before lowering your legs back to starting position. Do three sets of 10-15 reps.
– Mountain Climbers: This is an effective and intense full-body exercise that can help trim down your waistline. Begin in a push-up position with your arms and legs straight and your back in a straight line. Next bring one knee in towards your chest, keeping your back flat and the opposite leg straight. Push off the ground with your leg and switch, bringing your other knee into your chest. Do this in quick motions switching back and forth as fast as you can. Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps.
Healthy Eating Advice
Along with regular workouts you need to eat right to shed fat quickly. Here are some simple healthy eating tips to help you get a flatter tummy in no time:
– Eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. They are packed with essential vitamins and minerals and are low in calories.
– Avoid processed foods as much as possible. Choose whole foods whenever possible and stay away from pre-packaged snack foods.
– Make sure you are getting enough protein. Eating lean protein such as fish, chicken, and eggs can help increase your metabolism and help you lose fat faster.
– Eat healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, and nuts. These are great for keeping you full and providing your body with essential nutrition.
– Limit your sugar intake. Refined sugars are not good for your health and can add excess calories to your diet.
Q: How often should I work out to target belly fat?
A: You should aim for four to five days of moderate to intense exercise. This could include a combination of cardio, strength training, and abdominal exercises.
Q: How long will it take to see results?
A: Everyone’s rate of progress is different but generally you will start to see results in about four to six weeks.
Q: Is it okay to have cheat days?
A: Yes, you can still have the occasional cheat day. Just make sure to keep it in moderation and not overindulge.