Looking for quick exercises to reduce your tummy fast?
Then these four moves are fantastic for doing just that…
Try This Workout To Lose Belly Fat
This quick at-home workout uses four exercises to lose belly fat and give you a toned, tight tummy that will leave you confident enough to go swimming in your bikini, rock a half-top, or even go to the gym in your sports bra.
One of the most common problem areas people will cite on their body is their tummy…
The following 4 moves are perfect to slim down and tone up that area.
But don’t forget, working out is only one piece of the weight loss puzzle…
We’ll cover the second piece down below.
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MOVE #1: Bicycle Crunches
For 60 seconds, elevate yourself onto your lower back, cup your ears with your hands, and touch elbow to opposite knee as you switch back and forth to feel the burn!
MOVE #2: Knee To Elbow Plank
Get into plank position and prepare to hold for 60 seconds as you take your knee up to your elbow, one side at a time.
MOVE #3: Scissor Kicks
For 60 seconds, lay flat on your back, head down, and stretch out your legs.
Kick one root to the ceiling one at a time in a controlled movement, letting each heel bump the ground.
MOVE #4: Russian Twists
Finally, do Russian Twists for 60 seconds.
Elevate yourself on your lower back, bend your knees and keep your feet off the floor.
Put your hands together and rotate your upper body as you reach to one side of you and then the other.
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Lose Belly Fat… AND KEEP IT OFF FOR GOOD!
Since getting a flat tummy is at the list of millions of men and women around the world, plenty of schemes and scams have been developed that promise to give you a “flat belly fast” with “no effort.”
We all know in the back of our minds that these quick fixes aren’t a viable solution, but for some reason, we keep falling for them, hopefully.
If you actually want to get a flat tummy, however, the only way to do that is through two key things: diet and exercise.
This goes for everything, but it’s actually not as hard as it’s made out to be.
You don’t have to count calories or carbs or even sugars to lose weight.
All you have to do is watch what you eat, try to eat clean, and think about portions.
Eating “mindfully” like this will lead you to a healthy, gradual, and sustainable weight loss that is natural and won’t throw your body into a downward spiral or a binge eating cycle.
Practicing portion control and mindful eating is truly the only way to sustainable weight loss.
Even if you go on a diet that works for you, when you go back to eating normally (i.e., remove the shakes or the artificial “snacks” they have you eating), you’re going to gain weight again.
There are countless reasons behind the follow-up weight gain, but the primary reason — especially for dieters who restrict calories by an extreme amount — is that you have damaged your metabolism.
Recovering from this damage is possible, but the weight will begin adding on rapidly, much faster than you’ve ever been able to lose it.
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So, you might be able to shred down for a few weeks or even months following an unsustainable or extreme diet, but you’re inevitably going to gain the weight back if you don’t use a sustainable method to lose weight.
But, we know you’re here because you want a solution.
So, what is the solution?
The first thing you should keep in mind is that weight loss is believed to be about 20% exercise and 80% diet.
You could shred fat by just focusing on eating healthier and using portion control, but it’d be mighty hard to lose weight by just exercising, especially if you’re doing the wrong type of exercise.
An hour of cardio will get your metabolism going, your heart beating, and your skin sweating off your fat, but an hour of strength training won’t have quite the same effects.
Strength vs. Cardio
Before we explain what each of these types of exercise will do to your body, remember this: strength training is not going to bulk you up if you’re a girl!
The only way you’re going to “bulk up” and gain an unsightly amount of muscle is by extreme strength exercises and dieting over the course of months.
That means hours in the gym doing heavy lifting…
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So don’t worry about 10-20 minutes a day (or even 30 minutes) of working out at home bulking you up, it won’t happen… but, strength training will do one thing for you.
Strength training will help you build muscle and look tight and toned.
Strength training is how you get a firm booty, solid flat stomach, and sleek looking legs and arms.
Cardio, on the other hand, will melt the fat off to reveal your toned body.
When you’re strength training, you build muscle.
But if you build muscle without losing fat, one of the worst thing you can witness will happen: you’ll see the number on the scale going up!
You’ll think, “I’m doing everything right, why aren’t I losing weight?” and your diet and lack of cardio will be the culprit.
So, with an equal balance of cardio, strength, and a clean and healthy diet, weight loss will come to you.
It won’t be instant, but you will get to your goal and, most of all, you will be able to maintain that goal for as long as you keep living a clean, balanced lifestyle.
Doesn’t that beat yo-yoing all the time?