A Simple Solution to Trim Your Waist
Without a doubt, one of the biggest fitness goals for all of us is losing belly fat regardless of whether it’s a New Years resolution, getting beach-ready or for a special event. It’s a problem area and we all want to get rid of that extra weight.
So what’s the best approach? There are a lot of ways to do it, but I thought I’d offer up something more simple today.
One client recently came to me asking what the most important moves were to burn belly fat. I thought it was an easy enough question, but one that could have big implications. So we’re going to review what I shared with her: 2 moves that can burn more belly fat and totally transform your waistline.
Just 2 Moves?!
Yes 2 moves if done with total focus can have a major impact, and if you look at any advanced personal training routine you’ll notice that it’s not about the number of moves but how good your technique is. When I recommended these moves to my client, she struggled at first with it but then saw the core muscles take shape for serious impressive results.
Ready to get simple and start seriously toning that waistline? Here are the moves…
1. Woodchopper with Medicine Ball
This full body move is one of the best fat-burning exercises you can include in your workout. It engages all of your core muscles, including your abs, obliques, and lower back. Because it’s a full-body move (including both a squat and a twist), it burns a ton of fat while also toning your belly. To view this exercise, click here.
Start out with a medicine ball or any weight while you are in a seated squat position with the ball to one side. Then as you push up through your legs cross the ball across your body and up towards your head in a nice and steady position. Tighten your abs as you come back down and really squeeze your buns so you get a burn throughout your legs and core while the slow and steady movement should start to burn your arms and shoulders.
When you’re doing this one, make sure you get out the same number of reps on each side with a goal of 12-15 per side.
2. Knee Tucks on Workout Bench
The second move is a little more targeted, but I’d still classify it as a full-body move. This is important because full-body moves burn more fat overall, so they’re more likely to give you the results you want. All you need for this exercise is a workout bench or a step. Make sure you engage your abs throughout, and you’ll burn fat while also toning your belly.
To view this exercise, click here. A complete set should include around 15 knee tucks per side.
Two these exercises back to back for a total of 5 sets and while you’re resting between exercises either try jumping rope or jogging in place to burn extra calories. If you’re not sweating like mad after this then you are not training with enough concentration and intensity so bump it up a level each time!
Keep Your Head in the Game…
To see results, you really need to commit yourself to a clear goal. I usually recommend that my clients set short-term goals in addition to the long-term. So try to visualize your one-month goal for losing belly fat. Write it down. Post a picture of your goal on the fridge. Do everything you can to remind yourself of what you’re working towards.
Ultimately, your success depends on your motivation before anything else. And this is especially true when it comes to losing belly fat, because it can take some serious effort. Take a look at my article on Workout Motivation here for some more tips.
And if you need a little more in your arsenal, check out my Abs Motivation Workout. It’s another great one to throw into the mix, and it will help refine your abs and core muscles to give you the toned and slim waistline you want.
Do you have the intensity and motivation to try this out? Leave a comment below especially if you need any any questions answered…