Struggling to find time to make it to your neighborhood fitness center? Problem is you still need to trim your midsection. Here’s an alternative. Lose that belly fat with home cardio workouts. As you’ll see, you really can firm up those sagging stomach muscles and lose the pounds needed to leave you with a body you can be proud of.
It’s important to realize that all the crunches and sits ups in the world can’t really do much for that bulging waistline though. Still I’m not suggesting you stop doing them. Just do them with the purpose of having showy abs to show off once you do whittle down your middle.
But the real trick, which many either don’t know or ignore, is that you need a total body workout like you get with aerobics to trim any kangaroo pouch stubbornly clinging to your midsection. The fat loss results naturally from the increased metabolism that melts away calories which is something spot reduction can’t do.
For example rope jumping is a calorie burning home cardio workout that’s great for that.
But that’s not your only choice. For those who are fascinated by workout equipment there are plenty with more than enough potential to burn off all the calories you need to burn off.
Topping the wish list of many would be such work out equipment like elliptical machines, treadmills, or exercise bike. Yet don’t let the price new calories burners like these deter you. If you watch Craig’s list or garage sales even these can be had for pennies on the dollar.
Say your knees and such aren’t what they used to be. In that case the stationary bike may be best. It gives you a low impact work out but it does take longer to consume the same amount of calories other machines do.
To burn up even more calories your elliptical machine may be your better choice for losing weight.
Or if you prefer, how about a rowing machine? This piece of workout gear can get your heart pumping at an elevated level in no time. And sweating up a storm in 10 minutes or less. Both highly desirable for those looking to slim down.
Don’t forget the incline setting on your treadmill can work in your favor. The higher you set it the better work out you’ll get. Meaning more energy consumed for the same amount of time spent. Which is a formula that can’t help but trim down your middle that much sooner.
Here’s a Stairmaster tip. Don’t grab the handrails and you’ll work harder and by doing so burn more calories during your workout as well.
If you hear treadmill and think boring you’re not alone. In that case let’s revisit jumping rope. It’s can burn more calories in 10 minutes than you would by running a mile. But you do need to invest in good shoes to absorb the impact and minimize the pounding on your body that comes from landing on the floor.
You can also alleviate boredom with interval training. Just need to invest in more home fitness equipment is all I guess. But I did want to mention it as another way to go.
The key with any workout program is committing to your routine. Ideally you want your cardio workout to be 30 minutes or longer. And you want to be fully engaged four maybe five times a week. But the pay off will be a trimmer waist and a leaner profile. Which is the goal here anyway, isn’t it?