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Your 15 Minute Belly-Blasting Workout


Want to get rid of your belly fat effectively? Diet alone isn't going to do the trick -- you need to mix in A LOT of exercise. The exercise you do will need to target your core muscles as well as your upper and lower body.

Check out this awesome 15-minute belly blasting workout we've come up with to help you target your belly fat:

Mountain Climbers

Start out with 60 seconds of Mountain Climbers. Assume the push-up position, but instead of dropping into a push-up, bring your knees up to your chest one at a time. A great core and cardio workout! Rest for 15 seconds after.


For another 60 seconds, do Burpees. Start in a standing position, arms by your side. Squat, place your hands on the floor, jump back into plank position, do a push-up, jump your feet forward to your hands, and stand up. Hardcore full-body movement! Rest for 30 seconds after.

Plank Variations

Start in the plank position, hold for a count of 5, then move into Side Plank on your right arm. Hold for another 5-count, then back to regular Plank for a 5-count, then Side Plank on your left arm for a 5-count. Repeat this cycle three times for a total of 60 seconds. Rest for 15 seconds after.

Lunge Curl Presses

Don't count time on this one, but focus on getting the form just right. Step forward into a lunge, and while still in the lunge, curl two dumbbells to your chest. From the curl position, press them over your head. Bring them back to your shoulders and from there down by your side, before stepping out of the lunge. Repeat 10 times per leg. Rest for 30 seconds after.

Squat Jumps

Do this exercise as fast as you can for 30 seconds, fitting in as many squat jumps as possible. Simply squat until your hands touch the floor, then explode upward and push yourself off the floor in a jump. Rest for 30 seconds after.

Standing Straight Leg Bicycle

Perform this exercise for 60 seconds, focusing on form rather than speed. Stand with your back straight and your hands clasped behind your head. Extend your right leg in front of your body as you twist your upper body to the right. Return the leg to its original position and repeat it with the left leg/side. Rest for 30 seconds after.

Once you've gone through this cycle once, it's time to repeat it all over again. Do it twice, and your entire body will be shaking and drained!

The reason this workout is so effective is because it combines core work with cardio, upper body, and lower body exercise. You'll find that it will torch fat like nobody's business, and you'll be breathing hard and exhausted by the end of this HIIT workout. If your goal is to lose weight, this is definitely the workout for you!


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Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise -- he does so six days a week -- and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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