Lose weight and create core definition!
Unfortunately, we don’t get to decide where we lose weight in our bodies, and belly fat tends to be harder to lose than fat around other body parts. It can be really frustrating, and many times it leaves people unmotivated. Luckily, you will learn all about burning fat and keeping it off with this lower belly fat workout for absolute beginners!
Important Steps for Eliminating Belly Fat
No, you’re not doomed to put up with belly fat forever. There are things you can do to stimulate fat loss in the stomach region. First of all, you’ll want to clean up your diet. Eating plenty of protein, and the right amount of calories for your body is essential to burning fat. We have plenty of healthy recipes and meal plans to help get you going! This Essential Meal Planning Guide for Beginners is very helpful, as well!
The second thing to make sure you’re doing are the right exercises to promote overall weight loss. You do this with cardio exercises that burn a lot of calories, making your body dip into fat stores and helping reduce belly fat (and fat from all over) for good.
The best exercises for calorie-burn are those that involve multiple muscles and hike up your heart rate. Think of moves such as burpees, jump squats, stair climbing, and running. These exercises are great for fat loss. However, they can be exhausting for beginners.
In this Lower Belly Fat Workout for Absolute Beginners, we incorporated fat-burning moves that promote weight loss while improving your endurance so that you can work your way up to tougher moves. You’ll be doing all the burpees and squat jumps you want in no time! To begin with, however, we’re using regular squats, mountain climbers, and marching in place.
You’ll also be doing some core exercises to help tighten your abs and create hard, lean muscle. This will help you add definition to your middle region. Additionally, increasing your muscle mass helps boost your metabolism (which means you can burn more fat throughout the day).
Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue. This means that strength training helps you lose weight and keep it off. A little bulk helps you look leaner, not bigger. This is why we’ve also incorporated some bodyweight strength training moves that target your lower abs, upper abs, and obliques.
Standing wood choppers are great for your obliques and transverse abdominals. The obliques are the muscles that run along your sides, and the transverse abdominals are the layer of muscles beneath. Toning these muscles helps tighten your body’s natural corset. It makes your middle look firmer and defines your waist.
To work the lower and upper abs (these are the ones that give you the six pack look) we’ll be doing leg raises and crunches. For these exercises, it’s important to maintain proper form. Study the videos included below to avoid neck aches and injuries.
Without further ado, here is our Lower Belly Fat Workout for Absolute Beginners! Do it two to three times per week for optimal results, paired with cardio and other strengthening exercises.
Lower Belly Fat Workout for Absolute Beginners
What You’ll Need: a small weight or medicine ball for wood choppers (5-10 lb.), and a mat or towel to lay on the floor
What to Do: Perform the exercises below without rest. Repeat for a total of 3 rounds.
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
- 40 Standing Wood Choppers (20 each side)
- 50 March in Place
- 20 Mountain Climbers
- 20 Leg Raises
- 50 Butt Kickers
- 25 Crunches
- 15 Squats
Standing Wood Choppers
March In Place
If you try this Lower Belly Fat Workout for Absolute Beginners, we’d love to know what you thought of it! How do you feel? What’s your favorite belly fat-burning move? Let us know in the comment section!