The stomach is an area where many men carry excess fat. Unwanted extra bowel usually comes from a lack of activity, excessive calorie consumption, or excessive alcohol consumption. Sometimes it’s a combination of all three. In order to lose pot belly, you need to clean up your lifestyle and start exercising. You are what you eat, so change your eating habits. It’s also important to do strength training at least three times a week and do regular cardio on other days. I am also sharing the #1 pot belly workout for men that you can do in just 15 minutes.
It’s not uncommon for men to have trouble working out, especially if they’re older. There are several reasons for this, including a busy work schedule or increased obligations. A big hurdle can also be a combination of not knowing what to do when it comes to exercises or feeling overwhelmed when it comes to starting a fitness routine. Luckily, it’s entirely possible to do a great workout in a short amount of time and progress. The first step is to choose the most effective exercises and stick to them. Movements should be mostly compound exercises that engage your whole body. This allows you to recruit as much muscle as possible and burn more calories.
If you need help losing your flat stomach and you don’t know what to do, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a great pot belly workout for men that you can do in no time with a pair of dumbbells. Set a timer for 15 minutes and perform as many sets of the following exercises in a row. And don’t worry if you go over the time limit. Read on, and then don’t miss The 6 best exercises for strong, toned arms in 2022, the trainer says.
Begin this exercise by placing a dumbbell in front of you with your feet outside your shoulders. Keeping your chest high and your core tight, squat down and grab the weight. Cross your heels and hips to come back up, flexing your glutes and quads to finish. Return the dumbbell to the starting position before performing another repetition. Do as many sets of 10 repetitions.
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Place the pair of dumbbells in front of you while positioning your feet on a stable surface. Keeping your core tight, hips high, and chest high, use your control to lower your body, descending until your chest is an inch or two above the floor. Next, push yourself up, flexing your upper pecs and triceps to finish. Perform as many sets of 10 to 15 repetitions.
With your feet shoulder-width apart, push your hips back and bend your torso so that you are leaning forward at least 45 degrees. Squeeze your core and row both dumbbells toward your hips, squeezing your lats together at the end. Fully straighten your arms before performing another repetition. Perform as many sets of 10 repetitions.
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Hold a pair of dumbbells and assume a staggered stance – one foot should be in front and your other foot should be behind you with your toes firmly planted on the floor. Keeping your chest high and your core tight, lower yourself until your back knee touches the floor. Cross the heel of the front leg to come up. Perform as many sets of 10 repetitions on each leg.
Begin these leg lifts by placing a dumbbell (or raised marker) in front of you. With your feet straight and together, lift him a few inches off the ground, then bring him over the dumbbell. Lift your legs over and back, maintaining tension in your core the entire time. Perform as many sets of 10 repetitions.
Tim Liu, CSCS
Tim Liu, CSCS, is a Los Angeles-based online fitness and nutrition coach Learn More