One of the most common fitness goals is losing belly fat. In order to do so, it's key to focus on the basics: eating at a calorie deficit, strength training regularly, and getting in aerobic exercise. Unfortunately, it gets more and more difficult to lose fat as you age, due to hormonal and metabolic changes in your body. You start to lose lean muscle mass in your 30s, which slows your metabolism down if you don't do anything to maintain it. So we did some hard work for you and put together the best floor exercises to speed up belly fat loss in your 60s, which we'll discuss below.
Living a healthy lifestyle and strength training as early as possible is crucial, because the later you start, the more you'll feel like you're playing catch-up for the years you haven't been active. If you've been focusing on the basics consistently, then you can incorporate a few floor exercises into your routine to build muscle and help increase calorie burn to lose fat.
Here are a few movements to throw into your next workout to speed up belly fat loss. And next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
Hand Release Pushups
Assume a pushup position, keeping your shoulders in line with your wrists and your back straight. Keep your core tight and glutes squeezed, and lower yourself under control until your whole body is on the floor. Once you've reached the bottom, take your hands off the ground, then place them back to push yourself up. Flex your triceps and chest at the top to finish before performing another rep. Complete 10 sets of 15 reps.
Get into position by lying flat on your back with your knees bent 90 degrees. Keeping your core tight, curl up, and reach to one side while extending your legs out at the same time. Crunch hard at the top, return to starting position, then crunch up on the other. Perform 10 reps on each side.
Side Plank Hip Lift
Set yourself up against the wall with your heels, butt, and shoulders touching the wall. Get your shoulder in line with your wrist and feet stacked on top of each other. Keep your core tight and glutes squeezed as you tilt and flex your hips straight up and down, maintaining tension in your obliques. Perform 3 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Glider Body Saw
Get into a plank position with both of your feet on the gliders, plates, or socks on a wooden surface. Keeping your core tight and glutes squeezed, slide forward and back with your torso, leading with your forearms. As you move forward and back, maintain a neutral spine and tension in your core the entire time. Complete 10 to 15 reps.