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The Best Men's Pot Belly Workout You Can Do in 15 Minutes, Trainer Says

Got 15 minutes? Lose that belly with this speedy routine.
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An area where many men carry extra fat is in the stomach. An extra, unwanted gut usually stems from lack of activity, eating too many calories, or consuming too much alcohol. Sometimes, it's a combination of all three. In order to lose the pot belly, you have to clean up your lifestyle habits and start exercising. You are what you eat, so modify your eating patterns. It's also important to perform strength training at least three times per week and get in regular cardio on the other days. I'm also sharing the #1 men's pot belly workout that you can do in just a quick 15 minutes.

It's not uncommon for men to struggle with getting in their workouts, especially if they're older. There are many reasons for this, including a busy work schedule or increased obligations. A big roadblock can also be a combination of not knowing what to do as far as exercises or an overwhelming feeling when it comes to starting a fitness routine. Luckily, it's absolutely doable to get in a great workout in a short amount of time and make progress. The first step is to choose exercises that are the most efficient and stick to them. The movements should be mostly compound exercises that challenge your entire body. This allows you to recruit the most amount of muscles and burn more calories.

If you need help losing your pot belly and are not sure what to do, we have your back. Here's a great men's pot belly workout you can do in a short amount of time with a pair of dumbbells. Set a timer for 15 minutes, and perform as many sets of the following exercises back-to-back. And no worries if you happen to go over in time. Read on, and next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Dumbbell Deadlift

dumbbell deadlift men's pot belly workout
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin this exercise by placing a dumbbell in front of you with your feet outside of your shoulders. Keep your chest tall and core tight, squat down, and grab the weight. Drive through your heels and hips to come back up, flexing your glutes and quads to finish. Place the dumbbell back down to starting position before performing another rep. Do as many sets of 10 reps.

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Feet-Elevated Dumbbell Pushups

elevated pushup fat-melting workout
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Place the pair of dumbbells in front of you while positioning your feet on top of a stable surface. Keeping your core tight, hips high, and chest tall, use your control to lower your body, coming down until your chest is an inch or two above the ground. Then, push yourself back up, flexing your upper pecs and triceps to finish. Complete as many sets of 10 to 15 reps.

Bent-Over Dumbbell Row

bent-over dumbbell row
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

With your feet shoulder-width apart, push your hips back, and bend your torso so you're bent forward at least 45 degrees. Tighten your core, and row both dumbbells towards your hips, squeezing your lats at the end. Straighten your arms fully before performing another rep. Perform as many sets of 10 reps.

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Dumbbell Split Squat

trainer doing dumbbell split squat
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Hold a pair of dumbbells and get into a staggered stance—one foot should be in front, and your other foot should be behind you with your toes firmly planted into the floor. Keep your chest tall and core tight, and lower yourself until your back knee touches the ground. Drive through the heel of the front leg to come back up. Complete as many sets of 10 reps on each leg.

Leg Lifts Over Dumbbell

leg lift over dumbbell part of men's pot belly workout
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Start these leg lifts by placing a dumbbell (or elevated marker) in front of you. With your feet straight and together, lift it up a few inches off the ground, then bring it above the dumbbell. Lift your legs over and back, maintaining tension in your core the entire time. Perform as many sets of 10 reps.

Tim Liu, C.S.C.S., CSCS
Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles Read more about Tim
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