12-Minute Flat Belly Routine

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In a few minutes time, I am going to introduce to you a new 12-minute workout route designed to help flatten your tummy and tone up your body. But first, I’d like to introduce you to some types of exercises and training methods, so that you will be better equipped for getting in shape.

It can be so frustrating when you have been working hard at the gym and foregoing your favorite foods to try and eliminate your stomach fat. This is especially true when the results for your hard labour are not visible in the bathroom mirror!

Even people who don’t have visible signs could be hidden fat underneath their skin and around their organs which has been scientifically shown to increase your risk of certain cancers, diabetes and heart problems. The name of this type of fat, is called visceral fat and it is the most dangerous type that is stored within the body, not on the outsides.

I would like to share with you a few methods that have been shown to work and help you to achieve that toned flat stomach you have always wanted. This will also help to improve you short and long term health as well as your confidence levels.

Increasing your fitness level:
If you have not exercised much before you should work on decreasing the amount of saturated fat in your diet, ensuring you do not consume any more than 20grams. To do this you will have to become label savvy. You will have to increase your fitness level slowly by making changes to your daily activities. Start by parking further from your destination so you have to walk further and using the stairs instead of a lift or escalator. Swimming is a great way to increase fitness without putting a load on the body and is gentle enough to be done regularly. You could work up from there to cycling, rowing or even running, or, if you want something a bit more exciting, try one of these workouts for fun and variety.

Interval training:
If you have been hitting the gym, spending hours on the equipment and feel like you are getting nowhere it could be the amount of time you are exercising for that needs to change not your technique. This is not about increasing the time that you exercise, but doing it in intervals rather than long winded gym sessions.

Interval training is a way to incorporate low intensity with high intensity alternating between each. The reason this has been shown to be effective is that it boosts the metabolism so that you can burn more fat vs a normal workout going at it full pelt for the same amount of time. It has been shown that the body can still be burning excess calories 16 hours after you finished training!

An example of this kind of training on a running machine would be to start off at a consistent speed for half an hour (or more if you can) and add intervals of around thirty seconds where you increase your speed to a level that increases your pulse then slow back down to your starting level, catch your breath to recover and start again. You can incorporate this into any kind of exercise such as swimming or bike riding.

Abdominal exercises:
Once you have increased your fitness level through interval training you should start working on abdominal exercises. Abdominal crunches are a great way to develop the muscles in your stomach to give you a flatter stomach. A simple one to start is to lie down on the floor and pull your knees up alternating the motion. Yoga and Pilates also provide great exercises that are easy to learn and can also help with relaxation and flexibility.

12-Minute workout:
A simple routine women can do from home. It takes 12 minutes per day and burns belly fat like crazy.

This workout routine can be found at: http://www.womensfitness.co.uk/fitness/984/home-workout

It’s a great one that can be done at home in 12-minutes of less.

16 Comments

  1. Eugenia

    I just had a baby and i am trying to get ride of my belly fat and it’s been a challeng, so glad to find your post, you went in such details and it will help me a lot and i will keep you posted on my progress appreciate your work… thanks

  2. Bonnie

    Thanks for mentioning yoga. I have been wanting to do yoga for a while now but my friends keep telling me that it is a waste of time.

    I’m going to enrol in a class and see how it goes.

  3. Katie

    Interval training is highly effective if done correctly. Interval training can be quite testing to your body, which in turn can help you to lose weight.

    Thanks for posting the 12 minutes workout method. I may check it out when I get time.

  4. Christine

    Really love all of your tips, and that 12 minute workout is fabulous! No matter how fit I get, I always have just a little bit of belly :(
    Guess it’s time to bring out the big guns and double this workout and do it daily!
    Wish me luck 😀

    I also really love interval training, because it doesn’t let you get bored. Normal aerobics or cardio get SO tedious after a while…

  5. penny grace

    I don’t think there is anyone who can’t find the time for a 12 minute workout. Even I can and I have a busy schedule that you wouldn’t believe. I try my best to schedule my workouts into my day and stick to them. They have even been very energizing and made me work better the rest of the day.

  6. Lucy

    After having 4 kids getting rid of belly fat is probably the hardest. It seems like it wants to stick around forever. This sounds easy enough and only 12 minutes is perfect to add a couple of times a week. I’m looking forward to saying goodbye to some of my belly fat and hopefully this is tone my tummy and make me feel better about that area of my body.

  7. Margaret

    For about a year I’ve been doing an ab workout named “killer exercise” and the results are amazing! It only takes about 5 to 10 minutes hard work and you’re done! I suggest people to Google it and find out what it actually is!

  8. April

    This is great. Tried your advice over the past week and already feel like my stomach is getting slimmer.

  9. June

    I absolutely swear by interval training! I’ve been doing it for the past year and haven’t looked of felt this best in my life. If anyone’s interested, I recommend the CardioCoach if you’re doing HIIT exercise.

  10. Laura

    Somebody just told me recently that doing interval training burns more calories than a regular treadmill workout. I had no idea before that or I would have tried it sooner. It’s also good to have a number to know how much saturated fat is too much. Thanks for the great information. I could definitely use a flatter tummy.

  11. Hannah

    I do interval training quite a lot and find it really useful for dropping some unwanted fat. It has proven to be extremely productive and can really help. Thank you for sharing the 12 minute workout. I will be sure to try this when I get around to my exercises in a few hours.

  12. Anonymous

    I think I can spare 12 minutes out of my day. I’ll give this a go for sure!

  13. Lauren

    I think I can spare 12 minutes out of my day. I’ll give this a go for sure!

  14. Susan

    I do a 30 minute circuit training routine that keeps my body from getting familiar with routine and it isn’t super lengthy. If your gym doesn’t have a circuit you can do it yourself by using individual machines just do one weight machine and then switch to an aerobic machine.

    I like the idea of the 12 minute workout.I will give this a try. If I can get a good burn from this, I would love it.

  15. Caroline

    Who wanted a flat belly, pre or post baby!! Thanks for these tips and I will definitely be trying out the interval training after doing some more research on its benefits. Bikini here I come :)

  16. Missy

    So something I have read in the past was that – If you want to strengthen your body and lose weight, you start at the core. If you build a strong core, weight is easier to lose and you genuinely will be more healthy. Is there truth to that? I love doing ab work outs more than anything, I dread doing leg ones though.

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