Losing Belly Fat
There is no easy answer, or specific exercise, to losing belly fat. It depends on many variants such as, our body type, genetics, diet, exercise, amount of sleep, amount of stress and even what sex we are.
If you are a regular exerciser that has strong stomach and core muscles but still have a layer of fat in this area then it is probably Subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is where your body has converted excess calorie intake into fat. It can be combated with a two-pronged approach of diet and exercise.
Losing Belly Fat Workshop.
Watch the video for. 11 exercises targetting the Abdominal muscles to produce lean muscle tissue, build core strength and burn off subcutaneous fat.
Excess sugar is the most common source of adding belly fat. Avoid sugary drinks and cut back on alcohol.
There is also evidence that cutting back on Carbs and increasing soluble fibre can lead to reduced amounts of belly fat.
Choose lean protein, avoiding sources of protein that contain large amounts of fat. Several studies have shown that lean protein is particularly effective against belly fat.
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Regular movement, including the exercises I have selected, will help you to reduce body fat overall and increase your muscle levels. This will keep your body strong, build muscle and burn calories combating all Subcutaneous fat.
I have listed below my top exercises for combatting belly fat, weights are optional.
If you include this approach as part of your fitness program it will lead to you being leaner, fitter and stronger.
I have listed below my top exercises for combatting belly fat, weights are optional. If you include this approach as part of your fitness program it will lead to you being leaner, fitter and stronger.
Here are my top suggestions for you to try.
MOUNTAIN CLIMBER (Plank)
In a plank position with knees coming in under you swapping feet each time.
SUMO AND TURN (Standing)
From wide squat up to turn and lift
LIFT AND TWIST (Standing)
Squat with hands by your ears, lift out of squat and twist across lifted knee
LUNGE AND LIFT (Standing)
Lunge out to the side and push up to standing with your leg lifted to the side
This can be performed in many different ways, legs bent, legs straight, with or without weights.
A V sit with arms and legs leaving the centre of the V
Lying flat on your back with straight legs crossing over each other
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