One of the most common fitness goals is to lose belly fat. To do this, it is vital to focus on the basics: eating with a calorie deficit, training regularly for strength, and getting aerobic exercise. Unfortunately, it becomes harder and harder to lose fat as you age, due to the hormonal and metabolic changes in your body. You start losing lean muscle mass by age 30, which slows down your metabolism if you don’t do anything to maintain it. So we’ve done some hard work for you and put together the best floor exercises to accelerate belly fat loss in your 60’s, which we’ll cover below.
Living a healthy lifestyle and strength training as early as possible is key, because the later you start, the more you will feel like you are catching up for the years you haven’t been active. If you’ve been focusing on the basics consistently, you can incorporate some ground exercises into your routine to build muscle and help increase calorie burn to lose fat.
Here are some moves to incorporate into your next workout to speed up belly fat loss. Also, be sure to check out the 6 best exercises for strong, toned arms in 2022, says the trainer.
Get into a push-up position, keeping your shoulders in line with your wrists and your back straight. Keep your core tight and glutes squeezed and lowered in check until your whole body is on the floor. Once you have reached the bottom, lift your hands off the ground, then put them back to push yourself up. Flex your triceps and chest up to finish before doing another repetition. Complete 10 sets of 15 reps.
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Get into a lying position on your back with your knees bent 90 degrees. Keeping your core tight, curl up and stretch to one side while extending your legs. Strong nibble at the top, return to the starting position, then nibble on the other. Do 10 repetitions on each side.
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Stand against the wall with your heels, butt and shoulders touching the wall. Put your shoulder in line with your wrist and feet stacked on top of each other. Keep your core tight and glutes squeezed as you lean and flex your hips up and down, maintaining tension in the obliques. Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Stand in the plank position with both feet on the gliders, plates or socks on a wooden surface. Keeping your core tight and buttocks squeezed, slide back and forth with your torso, guiding with your forearms. As you move back and forth, keep a neutral spine and tension in your core the entire time. Complete 10 to 15 repetitions.