Hello, abs! Goodbye belly fat
I’ll be honest, going to the gym just isn’t for me. It costs way too much and I am one those people who simply rather stay at home than go out to the gym every day. If you’re like me and want to lose that annoying belly fat without going to the gym, then you’re in the right place.
I used to work out at the gym until I found out that it really is possible to lose weight at home. Sure, no fancy machines, but at the end of the day, it’s not machines that burn fat, it’s the work you put in. If you can put in the same amount of effort you will lose weight.
All these exercises are meant for pure belly fat reduction and ab formation. Whether you are male or female these workouts will work generally the same. Doing these exercises burn about 400-500 calories a session.
I recommend doing this for at least 10 days. By then you should find a good reduction in belly fat and you can continue if you see that you like results.
Let’s get right into the 8-minute workout:
1. Standing Side Crunches (45 seconds)
Starting things off simple with standing side crunches. This targets the majority of your abs.
Step 1: Get into a standing position with your feet at shoulder width and stand up straight, place your arms down by your sides.
Step 2: Lean over to one side, do not bend forward or backward and lift your leg and lower your elbow until they touch. Activate your side body muscles on the side you are leaning towards to compress you further so you can reach your leg easier.
Step 3: Repeat step two on the other side.
2. Crunches (45 seconds)
Now it’s time for the upper abdomen.
Step 1: Lie down on the floor, face up, with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head.
Step 2: Tighten your core by pushing your belly button and waist down towards your spine. Tuck your chin in slightly as if there is a tennis ball between your chin and chest.
Step 3: Tense your upper abdominals to lift your head, then neck, then shoulders and upper back off the floor. Make sure you do not push your head with your hands, this reduces the effectiveness of the exercise and can lead to neck issues later on.
3. Leg Raises (30 seconds)
We will now be targeting the lower abdomen.
Step 1: Lie down on your back and keep your palm near or under your hips face down.
Step 2: Make sure your back is pressed down against the floor as you push your palms down into the floor, to help stabilize your core.
Step 3: Keep your legs straight and together as you lift them up towards your head.
Step 4: Slowly lower your feet, do not drop them, they must not touch the floor.
Step 5: Repeat the process but never let your feet touch the ground.
4. Pulse ups (30 Seconds)
These also target the lower abdomen.
Step 1: Get into the same starting position as step 1 from the last exercise
Step 2: Raise your legs so they are 90-degrees from your body, your feet should be pointing to the ceiling.
Step 3: Lift your hips as high as you can and then lower.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 until finished.
5. Knee to elbows (45 Seconds)
Now let’s target obliques (side of abs).
Step 1: Lie flat on your back with your hand behind your head.
Step 2: Bend your knees and lift them up to form a 90-degree angle from your body.
Step 3: Twist your upper body in one direction bringing the elbow to the opposite knee while fully extending your other leg. Try not to bend your arms or legs but just the side of your abs. Then return back to the starting position and repeat in the opposite direction.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 until finished.
6. Flutter kicks (60 seconds)
Let’s target the general abdominal area again.
Step 1: Lie flat on your back with your arms by your side palm side down.
Step 2: Tighten your abs and lift your legs about 1 foot off of the ground. Point your toes forward. Then, lower one foot while raising the other, then do the same for the opposite foot. Make sure your feet never touch the ground.
Step 3: Repeat this process until complete.
7. Half wipers (60 seconds)
Finally, let’s target the core.
Step 1: Lie flat on your back with your arms straight out to the sides.
Step 2: Lift your legs and bend them to a 90-degree angle.
Step 3: Lean hips legs to one side so your legs follow. Do not bend your head or upper body and make sure your legs do not touch the ground.
Step 4: Rotate your legs to the opposite side and repeat until complete.
If you made it this far, congratulations! You are now one step closer to that beach body we all dream of. Get in the habit of doing this every week and you will lose that unwanted belly fat.
Now since you made it this far, I’m going to tell you a little secret.
You will lose lots of weight by following the workout above, but I’m going to keep it real with you if you want that near perfect beach body, you’re going to need more than just simple exercises, yes you will lose weight but there is a difference between having a beach body and being skinny.
Here’s what I and many other home gym enthusiasts do. Do these home workouts while drinking The Red Tea Detox.
The Red Tea Detox is the perfect weight loss program for people who want to lose weight at home. It’s super cheap, cheaper than a gym membership and definitely more worth it for the price. It comes with multiple weight loss books, DVDs, and of course, red tea. The red tea helps detox your body which leads to a significant amount of weight loss, especially in combination with these home workouts above.
If you are serious about losing weight and working out at home, The Red Tea Detox is a must have.