The #1 most stubborn area on the body has to be the lower abdominals. Lower belly fat is always the first to show up and the last to leave. It torments men and women alike. Want to get rid of it once and for all? Here’s how:
1. Step Up Your Cardio
Get motivated. Get moving. 25 minutes of HIIT training or sprintervals per day, 4-5 days per week should be enough to stimulate some serious fat burning. You could also go the traditional route and do 45-60 minutes of steady state cardio but it’s not nearly as effective nor time efficient.
2. Cut the Sugar
“Sugar is sugar, your body can’t tell the difference” is the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard. Your body ABSOLUTELY knows the difference between sugar from a banana and. sugar from a Snickers bar. How ironic, that ad was created BY A SUGAR COMPANY. Decrease your carb intake and opt for complex carbohydrates like whole grains, fruit, and vegetables.
3. Hard-Core Training
Train your core 3 times per week, doing at least 5 sets of core exercises and make each day different. Your core can be trained many different ways. Sit ups are just one of those ways. Here’s an example:
Planks: 5 sets x 45 seconds
* mix it up with Plank variations seen on my Instagram.
Leg Raises: 5 sets x 15-20 reps
* different variations are also on my Instagram.
Weighted Sit Up: 5 sets x 15-20 reps
Step 1 is to burn some belly fat. Step 2 keeps it off. Step 3 tones the muscles underneath so you have something to show for your hard work.
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