If a goal of yours is to reduce abdominal fat fast, but you don’t have much free time, you’ve come to the right place. We spoke to Fitness Buffhq, a certified personal fitness trainer, to find the scoop for a 10-minute daily exercise routine you can do to reduce abdominal fat fast. After all, you don’t like to have stubborn fat around your midsection.
“In my last 5+ years in the fitness industry, I have learned that the fastest way to lose abdominal fat is by being on a slight calorie deficit and doing HIIT exercises,” Fitness Buffhq says. “If you want to take it a level up and get results even faster, I’d recommend that you do the workout first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.” Fitness Buffhq emphasizes that this kind of workout to be successful is taking little breaks and ensuring your heart rate is up. You may like to wear a heart rate monitor to keep track easily.
The 10-Minute Exercise Routine To Reduce Abdominal Fat Fast – Fitness Buffhq Says
Let’s get started. Check out Fitness Buffhq’s ten-minute exercise routine hereunder to lose abdominal fat real fast. “You’re going to do the following 4 exercises in a ‘superset,’ meaning you’ll do one set of each, and then take the thirty-second break, and repeat,” Fitness Buffhq says.
Exercise #1: High Knees
To do this exercise, stand with your feet about a hip-distance apart. While keeping your back tall and arms bent, lift your knee to your chest or as much as you can. Alternate your legs as you raise your other knee, as your opposite arm comes forward. Repeat the movement, increasing the pace as you go. Consider building up the pace or changing your pace in speed intervals for different difficulty levels. Do three sets of fifteen reps on each leg.
Exercise #2: Plank
For this exercise, you are going to hold a tight plank position. Keep your head facing down, forearms and toes parallel to the floor, elbows perpendicular to your shoulders, and your forearms frontwards for 15 to 60. You may do this exercise 2-3 times. Doing this exercise in its correct form is most important. As you move through the seconds, keep the focus on your form. Engage your core throughout the exercise by tightening your core muscles and pulling your belly button slightly inwards. Don’t allow your torso to drop or arch in this exercise, keeping it as straight as possible.
[Learn here how to do “Planks” correctly?]
Exercise #3: Mountain Climbers
This simple bodyweight exercise ups your heart rate and tones your entire body. I love it as it strengthens the core and improves your cardiovascular fitness, and boosts muscular endurance. Mountain climber also works as a great warm-up exercise.
Begin with your hands and knees on the ground (a traditional plank position) and your shoulders directly over your wrists. Make sure to keep your back straight and your butt down, maintaining a neutral spine.
Engage your core (think about pulling your belly button inward toward your spine) and drag your left knee toward your chest. Then, return the left knee to the starting position and simultaneously drive your right knee toward your chest.
Continue alternating legs and start to pick up the pace until you feel as if you’re “running” in place in a traditional plank position. Do 10-15 movements on each leg. That makes one set. Do 2-3 sets.
Exercise #4: Seated Knee Tucks
I like this exercise because while challenging your core stability and balance, it really works your six-pack muscles.
(i) A seated position on the ground.
(ii) Your hands are about an inch behind your back with fingers facing forward.
(iii) Your legs are straight out in front of you, and your feet are on the ground.
Engage your core and lift both feet off the ground and extend your legs together while reclining your core a bit backward. Keep your back straight and shoulders tucked back, elongating your neck. Make sure to achieve full extension at your hips and legs.
Keeping the legs together, bring your knees up to your chest. Hold at your chest for a few seconds, and then keeping your ankles together, return to the starting position without touching the ground – legs fully extended and straight. Count this as one rep. Do 3-4 four sets of 10-15 reps.
About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq, is ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He passed Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, the USA, obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says: “For me, age is just a number!”