Lose belly fat in 30 days with 7 home exercises

Belly fat is an all too common, uninvited visitor. In fact, it’s something that seems to appear quickly and take forever to leave. If this sounds all too familiar to you, consider these seven home exercises to lose belly fat in 30 days.

You’ll love this routine because you don’t have to hit the gym to see noticeable results. When it comes to starting a new fitness regimen, many people don’t want to go to a gym and prefer to work out from home. Many of my clients have had great results with this. With this in mind, let’s get to it!

If you’re trying to lose belly fat in 30 days, exercise, especially strength training, should be the primary focus of your routine. Strength training helps you build muscle, burn fat and increase your metabolism. There are a lot of exercises you can do with basic equipment, and I’ve got you covered.

Here are seven exercises you can start now to reduce your belly fat over the next 30 days. Just grab some dumbbells and resistance bands and you’re all set! Keep reading to learn more, then check out 5 easy home exercises to stay in the best shape.

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This first exercise starts by holding a dumbbell in a vertical position near the center of your heart. Keeping your core tight, hinge your hips back and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Stand a quarter of the way up, then lower into a squat, then push through your heels and hips to come back up, flexing your quadriceps and glutes at the top. Perform three to four sets of 12 to 15 reps.

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Set up for band rows by wrapping a resistance band around a sturdy surface, such as a post or beam. Grab the band with both hands and then take two steps back to get some tension. Keeping your core tight, drive your elbows back and squeeze your shoulder blades together. To finish, extend your arms to a full stretch. Complete three to four sets of 15 reps.

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Place a set of dumbbells in front of you and then assume a push-up/high plank. Grab the dumbbells. Keep your hips high, chest high, and core tight as you lower your body until it’s about an inch or two above the ground. Then push yourself back up, flexing your triceps and pecs at the end. Perform three to four sets of 10 to 15 reps.

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Bulgarian split squats begin by standing up straight with a dumbbell in each hand. Plant one foot on a workout bench or bench. Take a step forward with the other foot about two to three feet from the bench. Lower into a split squat with control. Your back knee should almost touch the ground. Then push back up as you flex your quads and glutes. Complete three to four sets of 10 reps with each leg.

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With the single-leg dumbbell hip pull, you place your back on a bench, with your legs supporting your core (which should be in the air). Place a dumbbell on top of one of your legs. Keep your core tight as you bend at the waist to lower your body. Come back up by pushing through your heel to extend your hip upwards. Squeeze hard at the top for two seconds, then lower your leg in a controlled manner for the next rep. Perform three to four sets of 10 to 15 reps with each leg.

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For this exercise, get into a push-up/high plank, making sure to keep your shoulders aligned with your wrists and your hips high. Your core should stay tight as you reach one arm to the opposite shoulder. Tap that shoulder, then bring your arm back down and do the same with the other arm. Keep your back straight and tighten your glutes. Complete three to four sets of eight to 10 reps with each arm.

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Finish with the last exercise, cross-body mountain climbers, by assuming a push-up. Your feet should be fully extended and your shoulders should be in line with your wrists. Keep your core tight as you take one knee and push it toward the opposite elbow, bending your obliques as you do so. Return your leg to the pushup position before repeating the movement with the other leg. Alternate back and forth, keeping tension in your core the entire time. Perform three to four sets of 10 reps with each leg.

Tim Liu, CSCS

Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles. Read more about Tim

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