Many individuals have the fitness goal of shrinking abdominal fat—and for good reason. As you reach middle age, extra weight is likely to gravitate towards your belly.
Abdominal—aka visceral—fat is associated with a slew of potential health issues, including breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even gallbladder surgery.
In order to get rid of a pot belly, you need to add some key healthy habits to your routine, including eating a healthy diet and getting in regular cardio and strength training.
if you're in your 40s and need help losing your pot belly, I recommend incorporating the following exercises into your routine.
Start this exercise by holding a pair of dumbbells up to your shoulders. Keep your chest tall and core tight, and squat down until your hips are parallel to the ground.
Dumbbell Renegade Row
Assume a pushup position with a wide stance and a dumbbell in each hand. Keeping your core tight and glutes squeezed, take one hand, and row.
Bulgarian Split Squat
From a standing position, rest your back foot on a bench or couch, and step out with your other foot about 2 to 3 feet away from the bench.
Position your upper back on a decline bench with your arms holding the handle. Flatten your lower back, then begin lifting your feet towards you.