Do we really want to spend another summer sitting on the beach, wishing we could strut our stuff? That fantasy dwindles into a pipe dream when we look down to see our beer belly. Although our partners may love us for who we are, you know they’d love it if we got ourselves back into the gym and burned off those love handles.Although this process won’t be easy, it will be rewarding and provide you with the body of your dreams. If you’re ready to trade in that six-pack of beer for a six-pack of muscle, let’s go!
#1 Reconsider your diet
Try to minimize the amount of sugar and carbohydrates in your diet: replace soda with tea, sweet scones with nuts and fruit, and sugar with honey. Eat more vegetables and fiber.
#2 Get rid of extra weight
Do you have an old bike or pair of roller skates that you don’t use anymore? Good! Dust off those toys and let’s hit the road! Getting our body into movement causes our system to burn stored fat as an energy source to propel us through our activities. If we do this enough, and with enough effort and vigor, our beer belly will peel away to reveal our amazing abs. The key is consistency: Consistent cardio performed over time will, undoubtedly, burn unwanted fat around the stomach.
#3 Strengthen your abs
Cardio exercises will help you lose extra weight but won’t make the belly absolutely flat. You need a complex approach where you can both lose weight and strengthen your muscles.
The Vacuum is a great exercise. In order to do it, just breathe out all the air in your lungs, pull your abdominals in toward your spine and hold your breath for 15-20 seconds. Repeat this 10 times, 3-4 times a day and a few weeks later, you’ll notice that your waist has gotten smaller.
Plank. A simple but very effective exercise. Do it 2-3 times a day for 30 seconds, gradually increasing the duration. Aside from burning calories and making the abs stronger, it also makes the posture better and relieves back strain.
#4 Get muscle relief
Crunches. These exercises will make your abs and your core stronger. Strengthening your core will take pressure off of your other muscle groups. Try different types of crunches in order to develop your abs.
Leg raise. Lie on your back and put your hands on the floor for balance. Slowly raise your legs 10-15 times. You will begin to notice progress in just 30 days.