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Shrink Your Belly Overhang for Good With This Kettlebell Workout

That belly overhang's about to be history.
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Ah, dreaded belly fat. Nobody likes dealing with it, yet it still appears. Abdominal fat is easy to gain and a really stubborn area to lose. At times, it seems as though nothing you do helps the situation. But don't fret, because we're here to tell you that you absolutely can shrink your belly overhang for good with this kettlebell workout.

As with any area you're trying to melt and tone, it's important to lower your calorie intake, perform cardio regularly, and last but not least, have a solid strength training workout on deck. Kettlebells are one of the best tools to use for strength training. This is because the shape and weight distribution forces your body to work harder to stabilize itself. This makes regular movements more challenging, allowing you to burn more calories and fat.

If you're looking to shrink your belly overhang for good, then we recommend incorporating kettlebells into your training to get the results you're looking for. Here's an excellent workout to lose belly fat.

Double Kettlebell Front Squat

double kettlebell squat
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

For the Double Kettlebell Front Squat, grab a pair of kettlebells, and hold them both up to your shoulders with your elbows high. Keep your chest tall and core tight, then push your hips back, and squat down until your hips are at least parallel to the ground. Drive through your heels to come back up while flexing your quads and glutes to finish. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps.

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Single-Arm Kettlebell Row

one-arm kettlebell row to get rid of a big belly and slow aging
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

For the Single-Arm Kettlebell Row, position yourself in a staggered stance with one foot forward and the other one out 45 degrees to the side. Grab the kettlebell with one arm while keeping the opposite forearm resting on your thigh. Start the motion by pulling the weight toward your hip, while squeezing your lats and upper back at the very end of the movement. Straighten your arm afterward, and get a nice stretch at the bottom before performing the next rep. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps on each arm.

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Kettlebell Reverse Lunges

kettlebell reverse lunge
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Start your Kettlebell Reverse Lunges by holding a pair of kettlebells. Step back with one leg. Next, plant the ball of your foot on the floor, then lower your body under control until your knee touches the floor. Push through with the heel of your front leg afterward to return to the starting position. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps with each leg.

Kettlebell Hammer Curl

kettlebell hammer curl
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Grab the handle of a kettlebell with both arms for the Kettlebell Hammer Curl. Keep your chest tall and core tight, and curl the weight up, flexing your biceps and forearms hard at the top. Lower the weight using control while resisting. Straighten your arm fully before performing another rep. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 15 reps.

Kettlebell Farmer's Carry

kettlebell farmers walk to get rid of a big belly and slow aging
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin this final exercise by holding a pair of heavier kettlebells at your sides. Keep your chest tall, core tight, and spine neutral. Brace your abs hard, then begin walking, under control, for 50 to 100 feet. Once you complete the distance, turn around, switch the weight to your other hand, and walk back to the start. Carry the kettlebells for 50 to 100 feet, 3 to 4 times.

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