Get rid of excess belly fat with this tummy-tightening workout: eat this, not that

Do you want to let your belly hang out for good? If so, you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve got just the tummy toning regimen you need. To tighten things up in your midsection, you need to lose body fat and sculpt muscle through strength training. Doing strength exercises will help you burn more calories and increase your metabolism, which in turn will help you lose excess fat around your stomach and tone you up. Don’t stress, because we’ve prepared a tummy tightening workout that will get rid of your excess belly. So grab your water bottle, a set of dumbbells and a dumbbell and let’s go.

Before you start breaking a sweat, it’s important to note that the best strength exercises to lose excess abdominal fat are compound movements. They really engage your core and engage more muscle groups, forcing your body to work harder to burn more fat. So don’t make the mistake of focusing solely on abdominal exercises, because these alone won’t tighten your stomach.

If you’re looking to get rid of excess belly fat and tone things up, here’s a productive workout you can do. Perform 3 to 4 sets of the following exercises.

Tim Liu, CSCS

Begin the Kettlebell Goblet Squat by holding a kettlebell to your chest in an upright stance. Keeping your core tight, push your hips back and squat to parallel. Once you’ve hit parallel, drive through your hips and heels, flexing your quads and glutes to finish. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.

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land mine meadow row exercise to get rid of excess belly
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Start this next move by placing a bar inside the land mine attachment. If you don’t have one, you can anchor it to the corner of a wall or a stable surface. Stand perpendicular to the bar and adopt a staggered position. Keeping your chest high and core tight, lean forward at your hips and grab the end of the bar in an overhand grip with your other arm pressed against your knee. Driving with your elbow, drive it back toward your hip, flexing your lats at the end of the movement. Extend your arm fully and straighten your shoulder blade before doing another rep. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 repetitions for each arm.

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cup side lunge exercise to get rid of belly overhang
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The lateral goblet lunge starts with you standing up, holding a dumbbell to your chest. With your core tight, grab one leg and step out to the side while straightening your back leg. Plant your heel firmly, then push your hips back and sit as low as you can, getting a good inner stretch in the other leg. Drive through the heel of the working leg to return to the starting position before performing another repetition. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 8 repetitions for each leg.

shoulder press with dumbbells
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For dumbbell push presses, grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at shoulder height with your palms facing each other. Keep your core tight and dip into a quarter squat. Explode and use momentum to press the weight over your head. Lower with control to the starting position before performing another repetition. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 8 repetitions.

bench lift exercise
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For this last exercise, stand on a flat bench with your hands firmly gripping the top. With your knees bent at 90 degrees, pull them toward your face. Flex your lower abs at the end of the movement, then return to the starting position before performing another repetition. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.

Tim Liu, CSCS

Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles. Read more about Tim

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