If you’ve tried just about everything and your flabby stomach isn’t budging, you’re not alone. This is one of the biggest complaints I receive from my clients. The only way you’re going to lose fat in your belly (and anywhere else in your body, for that matter) is by eating a healthy diet, strength training regularly, and focusing on your cardio and daily steps. If you’re not sure where to go from here, we’re serving up an effective bootcamp-style workout below that will help you get rid of a flabby stomach and tone your midsection.
To be transparent, your training won’t be easy peasy. If you’re unfamiliar with bootcamp workouts, they can get pretty intense (although you can tailor them accordingly to your level and what you’d like to achieve). Bootcamp workouts are a great way to speed up your metabolism, recruit more muscle fibers, and burn extra calories. When doing this type of workout, you’ll want to make sure the bulk of the exercises come from strength training compound movements.
Here’s a sample bootcamp-style workout to get rid of a flabby stomach. Perform each movement back to back with no rest, and aim for 3 to 4 sets of the following.
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Begin this movement by holding one dumbbell in a vertical fashion in front of your chest. Keep your core tight, push your hips back, and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Drive through your heels and hips to stand back up, flexing your quads and glutes to finish.
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To perform the bodyweight row, grab the equipment that’s available to you. It can be rings (as I have here), it can be a bar, or it can be a TRX/suspension strap. If you’re using a strap, make sure to use a neutral grip (palms facing you). If you have a bar, you can either use the pronated (palms overhand) or supinated (underhand) grip.
Stick your feet forward, and lean back slightly to at least 45 degrees. Keeping your core tight and hips high, pull yourself in by driving with your elbows towards your hips. Squeeze your lats and upper back hard to finish, then straighten your arms fully until your shoulder blades stretch at the bottom before performing another rep.
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Start this exercise with a dumbbell in each hand. Step forward with one leg, and firmly plant your foot. Then, lower yourself under control until your back knee gently touches the floor. Then, walk forward with the other leg, and repeat.
Hold a pair of dumbbells at shoulder height. Keep your core tight, and dip into a quarter squat. Explode up, and use the momentum to press the weight up over your head. Lower under control back into the starting position before performing another rep.
Start by wrapping a resistance band around a stable beam/bar. Keep your arms completely straight, and pull the bands back towards you, flexing the back of your shoulders at the end of the movement.
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.