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9 Moves to Beat Belly Fat for Good

This workout targets your core muscles, tightening your abs and giving you a smaller, flatter stomach. Do two sets of the moves in this 20-minute routine twice a week, and you'll say goodbye to that belly flab in no time.

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Jay Sullivan
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Beginner: Lunge Twist

Targets: Abs, obliques, butt, quads

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, elbows bent 90 degrees by hips.
  • Lunge forward with right leg and rotate torso and arms to right.
  • Rotate back to center as you quickly push off right foot to return to start.
  • Do 16 reps, alternating sides.

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Beginner: Step Hop

Targets: Abs, butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands on hips.
  • Step forward with right foot, then lift left knee to hip level as you hop straight up on right leg.
  • Land with feet together.
  • Do 16 reps, alternating sides.

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Beginner: Shot Put

Targets: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, right elbow bent with hand by ear, left arm out at shoulder level.
  • Lunge to right with right leg; rotate torso to right.
  • Push off right foot to stand, pivoting to left.
  • Extend right arm diagonally (as if throwing a shot).
  • Do 16 reps, alternating sides.

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Intermediate: Lunge Reach

Targets: Shoulders, abs, butt, quads

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, arms by sides.
  • Lunge forward with left leg, bending both knees 90 degrees, and reach arms toward floor.
  • Explosively push off left leg to return to starting position and lift arms straight overhead.
  • Do 8 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

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Intermediate: Hands-Up Hop

Targets: Arms, abs, butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands on hips.
  • Step forward with left foot and simultaneously lift right knee to hip level as you hop straight up on left leg and extend arms overhead.
  • Land with feet together, hands on hips.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides.

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Intermediate: Discus Throw

Targets: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, legs

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms extended out to sides at shoulder level.
  • Lunge to right with right leg, rotating torso to right.
  • Quickly shift weight to left leg, bend knee, and push off left foot to hop up as you turn to left and swing right arm across body (as if throwing a discus).
  • Do 10 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

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Advanced: Jump Lunge

Targets: Arms, abs, butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, arms extended overhead.
  • Lunge forward with left leg, bending both knees 90 degrees.
  • Jump straight up, switching legs in midair, so that you land in a lunge with right leg in front.
  • Do 12 reps, alternating sides.

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Advanced: Squat Jump

Targets: Arms, abs, butt, legs

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, hands by sides.
  • Squat, keeping knees behind toes, then jump straight up, lifting arms overhead.
  • Land in a squat with arms overhead.
  • Lower arms by sides.
  • Do 12 reps.

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Advanced: Hammer Hoist

Targets: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, legs

  • Stand with feet slightly more than shoulder-width apart, hands clasped together in front of thighs.
  • Squat, keeping knees behind toes, and reach arms slightly back between legs.
  • Jump straight up, bringing arms overhead (as if hoisting a heavy mallet).
  • Land in starting position.
  • Do 12 reps.

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5/23/2014 06:33:18 PM Report Abuse
alicebright9202 wrote:

Look, these are great core exercises, but the secret to a flat stomach and toned body is your body fat percentage. Focus on losing the excess fat first using a program such as: --- http://FLFactor.info --- By following all the program's advice on nutrition and training I've already lost 21lbs. I look and feel great & the weight is staying off!

5/4/2014 02:57:14 PM Report Abuse
alicebright9202 wrote:

Diet is extremely important too, remember that!

5/4/2014 02:56:26 PM Report Abuse
twosteps56 wrote:

I agree ..would love to see models in 170 -250 range and 50+...it would be ablessing and motervate us that are the woman exersizing at a big size

6/2/2010 09:32:27 AM Report Abuse
gwenwilson wrote:

Maybe we just need a new magazine!I agree with all of you!

6/2/2010 09:28:01 AM Report Abuse
debbie518 wrote:

It would be nice to see average woman or plus size woman NOT such skinny girls on the cover of the magazines....and how about 40 n over!?

6/1/2010 09:33:30 PM Report Abuse
sharon2320698 wrote:

I'm with you guys. It would be nice to see some real normal people doing the exercises instead of skinny models. I'm 10 lbs overweight and 51 but even when I was younger I always thought the skimpy clothes on the magazine covers were over the top, and now they're not just models, they have to be Hollywood types.

6/1/2010 06:57:33 PM Report Abuse
cklempay wrote:

How true! We need older models too; we buy the magazine and do the workouts! We need to see ourselves. Things are a lot harder for 55+ women.

6/1/2010 06:56:10 PM Report Abuse
diefie wrote:

I guess we just have to pray that we aren't going to be built like the box that we become after menopause! I have hope.

6/1/2010 05:18:43 PM Report Abuse
skdralle wrote:

why are exercise photos of young people. How about something for the 60 and older women..........I exercise all the time and can not rid myself of my belly. Now when I was young, no problem but it's a whole lot different at age 66. Thank you

6/1/2010 04:24:17 PM Report Abuse
rlbrennan wrote:

Dido.

6/1/2010 11:58:34 AM Report Abuse
diane_mcdonnell wrote:

Please put this whole set of exercises on a video. Thx

6/1/2010 11:10:49 AM Report Abuse

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