If your top priorities at the gym are cutting belly fat and getting in top shape to stay young, you’re on some common ground. As we age, some changes occur. You start to lose lean muscle mass, power, and strength, so to maintain your independence, it’s crucial to take action. The sooner you take this step, the better. So we’ve created the #1-floor workout to help you lose belly fat and slow aging. Follow the plan diligently, and you can check both goals off your gym to-do list.
Strength training is golden in aging because it helps improve everything you need to keep your body young. To start your fitness journey, I highly recommend doing strength training twice a week at a minimum, emphasizing full-body workouts. If you’re already on this path or don’t have access to the proper fitness equipment, consider adding floor workouts to your regimen, as they will be incredibly beneficial.
Keep reading for the best floor workout you can do throughout the week to help you lose belly fat and slow aging. You have this!
To begin your manual release push-ups, assume a push-up position, keeping your shoulders aligned with your wrists and your back straight. Make sure your core stays tight, your glutes are fast and lower yourself under control until your whole body is on the floor. Once you’ve reached the bottom of the movement, take your hands off the floor, then put them back to push yourself up. Flex your triceps and chest up to finish before performing another rep. Perform three sets of 10 to 15 reps.
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Begin this next movement by lifting one leg off the ground and pulling it behind and across your body. As you bring your leg behind you, take the other and bend your knee while pushing your hips back. Cross your heel and jump to the side—land with your other foot on the ground, maintaining tension in your glutes. Once you are stable, come back to the opposite side. Keep going back and forth as if you were “skating” until you have completed all reps. Perform three sets of 8 repetitions for each leg.
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Take a long step backward with one leg for the alternate reverse lunge. Plant your heel firmly, then lower yourself until your back knee touches the ground. Get a solid hip flexor stretch at the bottom, then push off with your front leg to come back up, flexing your quad and glute to finish. Once you return, perform the other side, alternating back and forth until all reps are complete. Perform three sets of 12 repetitions for each leg.
To properly perform a side plank with rotation, start by getting into a side plank position with your shoulder in line with your elbow and your legs stacked on top of each other. With your core and glutes tight, start by taking your top arm and swinging it under your body in a scooping motion to the other side, twisting over your elbow and squeezing your shoulder blade together to finish. Perform three sets of 8-10 reps on one side before rotating and completing your representatives on the other.
Start this last exercise by lying on your back and bending your knees. Connect your hips toward the ceiling, squeezing your glutes hard at the top and holding them there. Once fully extended, take one arm and extend it overhead and behind you, aiming to touch the floor—alternate hands. Perform three sets of 8 reps for each side.