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How to Blast Away Belly Fat Using Two Classic Exercises

Posted by Müv SC on February 26, 2016

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Life has gotten busier and more hectic than ever before. We all want to work out and stay fit, but sometimes the clock just gets away from us. Fortunately, innovations in fitness knowledge and techniques afford us more efficient and effective workout options than ever before.

Try These 2 Exercises to Burn Belly Fat Fast

For many men and women, their midsection is their main problem area. They may tone up their legs and arms only to be left with a “spare tire” or “muffin top” that just won’t go away.

Targeted Help for Stubborn Fat

Don’t despair! There is help for these love handles around the middle, and it doesn’t have to take a big time commitment. In fact, you can blast away that excess belly fat with a targeted use of just two exercises: the squat thrust and the dumbbell swing.

Squat thrusts and working with dumbbells is nothing new. In fact, these exercise techniques have been used for decadesin gyms around the world. However, their superior effectiveness wasn’t always known and applied, especially when it comes to targeting belly fat.

Dumbbell Swings

Hold a dumbbell of a moderate weight in front of you with both hands. It should be substantial enough to challenge you, but not too heavy. With back flat and not rounded, bend at the knees and waist to swing the dumbbell smoothly downward and between your legs, then back up again to an upright position. Immediately swing back downward and repeat for 10 to 15 reps.

Squat Thrusts

From there, set down the dumbbell and immediately do 10 to 15 squat thrusts. In case you don’t remember how to do them from gym class, a squat thrust is performed by squatting down with hands on the floor, thrusting the legs behind you to the plank position, bringing them back to the squatting position, then standing again. Repeat this entire motion seamlessly for 10 to 15 reps.

After one set of each, jog in place for 30 seconds, then do another round. Be sure to exert yourself during both the dumbbell swings and squat thrusts. Increase your intensity, the number of reps and/or the size of the weight used if you don’t feel you are being challenged enough. Do a total of 8 to 10 rounds, enough to feel the burn and be out of breath when you are finished. You should feel a strong sense that your core and abs have been fully engaged in a very comprehensive way.Efficient and Effective That’s it! Do this routine three times per week, and see what happens. This two-exercise combo is so effective because it engages both primary and peripheral muscles of the midsection while also revving your body’s fat burning mechanisms. It offers an interval training effect as well, which is one of the most effective approaches to zapping fat and boosting metabolism so that you can continue to burn fat even between workouts. Now there’s no excuse for not taking the time to blast away belly fat. This two-exercise routine can be completed in 10 to 12 minutes, and you only have to do it three times per week. Feel the burn, and enjoy the results!

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