Boost Cardio Conditioning
Do these full-body moves at the end of a session, to work your heart and lungs. Add a portion-controlled diet and you'll melt away stubborn belly fat too. Perform each exercise for two minutes straight, resting 15 seconds between movements. Repeat for two total sets.
1. Dumbbell Swing: Challenge your entire body with the dumbbell version of the classic kettlebell swing. With both hands, hold a dumbbell in front of your waist. Bend at your waist, push your hips back, and lower your torso until it's at a 45-degree angle to the floor. Swing the dumbbell between your knees. Without bending your arms, drive your hips forward, straighten your knees, and swing the weight to chest height as you stand up. Immediately squat back down and swing the weight between your knees again. Repeat, building a rhythm as you explosively swing the weight back and forth. Watch a video tutorial here.
2. Dumbbell Overhead Step-Up: Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them directly over your head, with elbows straight and palms facing each other. Place your right foot firmly on a six-inch step or box, and then your left foot. Pause then step backward, off the box, with your left foot followed by your right. Repeat on the other side. Watch a video tutorial here.