How to lose belly fat in 10 minutes or less
Author: Ben Formosa
Good news everyone, there is a simple way to quickly get rid of belly fat in 10 minutes or less. Yes, you read that right. Don’t start to celebrate just yet. It’s not a miracle vitamin — it’s a core workout.
Whether it’s about stress at home or work or pregnancy weight gain, belly fat can sneak up on anybody. Having some belly fat is healthy and natural. If you want to slim down or reduce excess belly fat there are many different exercises you will see on the internet, but the effects take a long time to materialize. Not everybody has the time to workout for a few hours everyday.
The core workout is made up of three exercise done one right after the other. It is designed to isolate and target each midsection of your abs for a fat burning workout that might hurt like hell, but it works. It can be done on any flat surface with a yoga mat or equivalent for comfort.
Core Workout: Three Exercises
- Vertical Toe Touches
Setup: These aren’t the toe touches you are used to! First, lay down on the mat on your back, legs straight out. Next, raise your feet in the air so that they are a little less than 90 degrees or almost perpendicular to the floor while keeping your feet together. Knees can be slightly bent. Straighten your arms and point them to your toes while keeping your back on the floor.
Action: Now squeeze your abs and lift your upper body until your fingers touch your toes (or close). Keep your arms straight and breathe out as you lift. Then slowly lower your upper body back to the floor, keeping your legs in the air.
Amount: Complete 10 repetitions (reps) until it gets easier, then increase to 20 reps
Setup: Lay on your back on the mat with your legs together and hands at your sides, palms on the floor. Bend your knees towards the ceiling as far as they can bend while keeping your feet flat on the floor
Action: Pressing down on your palms, squeeze your abs and slowly raise your knees towards your chest as close as you can. Hold for a second if possible, then slowly lower both legs towards the floor until your toes are about to touch the floor. Repeat. Remember to breathe through the movements.
Amount: Complete 20 reps.
Setup: Lay on your stomach, palms down and under your shoulders, neck straight so you are looking down. Legs straight and resting on your toes. Lift your entire body, keeping your forearms on the floor, back straight, legs straight. The weight of your body is held by your forearms and toes.
Action: Squeeze your abs to maintain the plank for 10 seconds. Increase the length of time as it gets easier.
Amount: One to two 10-15 second planks.
Repeat each set of exercises 3 times for a total of 30 to 60 toe-touches, 60 knee-ups and 10-45 seconds of plank. Avoid taking a break until all 3 sets are completed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Muscle groups that undergo such rigorous workouts need to be stretched to prevent injury or strain and to promote fat-burning muscle strength. Whether you consider yourself a beginner, or you do workout, but not usually on your abdominal muscles, always stretch before and after exercise.
The cobra pose in yoga is a great way to achieve a deep stretch in your abdominals, perfect for before and after exercising.
Setup: To perform the cobra pose, lay flat on your stomach with your hands under your shoulders, feet together and pointing behind you.
Action: Next tilt your head upwards and use your hands to lift your chest up while keeping your lower body on the ground, only your chest and upper stomach should be above the ground at max stretch. Once your upper body cannot be lifted anymore hold for a several seconds to get the stretching in and slowly lower yourself back down to the ground.
Amount: Do not hold or repeat too much or your can strain your ab muscles. Go at your own pace and stop elevating your upper body when the stretching feels tight. One or two stretches should be enough.
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