Overtraining and stress can lead to an over-production of cortisol—a stress hormone that's been shown to contribute to belly fat. Keeping the workouts simple by just taking a brisk walk or jogging, can help with calming stressed emotions. You don't want to hold onto that negative stress which then can lead to holding onto the belly fat. Want to lower cortisol levels and keep belly fat in check, take a nice walk or jog outside to clear your mind.
7) Lunge to Press
How to do lunge to press: Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hands holding dumbbells level with your ears. Perform a forward lunge. Pause at the bottom as you press the weights up above your head. Return to start and repeat, alternating sides. ( Lifting heavy is where you see more of an afterburn effect. Your body continues to burn calories even after you leave the gym. Make sure to keep your form in check though when you decide to increase your weights.)
Try this workout: Make sure to get approximately a 10 minute warm up in like brisk walking before you begin.
Perform 45 seconds of all, as many repetitions as possible, then 30 seconds of rest.
Squats, Push ups, Single Arm Rows, Single Arm Press
9) Glute Bridge
How To Do A Glute Bridge:
1) Lie on your back with bent knees hip distance apart, and feet flat stacked under the knees.
2) Engage the core (pretend your sinking your belly button to the floor for engagement) and squeeze your glutes as you lift your hips to a bridge. Hold, squeezing tight at the top and return to floor with control. Repeat for desired number of reps, try for 3X15.
This lower body workout isolates and strengthens the glutes, hamstrings, the core stability muscles, the hip muscles, the lower back muscles, and strengthens the stabilization of the spinal cord. This is return will also help when performing core - belly exercises.
10) Leg Raises
How to do Leg Raises: Lie on your back, legs straight and together. Keep your legs straight and lift them all the way up to the ceiling until your butt comes off the floor. Slowly and with control lower your legs back down until they're just above the floor. Hold for a moment. Raise your legs back up. Repeat.
Leg raises are a simple and effective move to target your abs and build your core strength. Unlike crunches, leg raises target your lower stomach muscles, which can be tricky to tone up. Try this move for 3 sets of 30 seconds without stopping – and you will seriously feel the burn.