What is a best home workout for weight loss around the stomach and waist?

December 15, 2011 by  
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by jackiebese

Question by junsumoney: What is a best home workout for weight loss around the stomach and waist?
I can’t go outside a lot, so I do pilates. I want to know more workout for weight loss.
By the way, is pilates for girls only?
I mean like give me instructions for an excercise. You know, like…
Step 1: Do this.
Step 2:Dp that.
Also, tell me how many I should do, like 20 sit-ups or 100 jumping jacks.
wow! Thanks a lot for the answers, especially the two last ones

Best answer:

Answer by frickywhore
Absolutely not. You can try the Core Secret workout by Gunnar Peterson, a pretty hot Hollywood trainer. Or try the abs diet.

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12 Responses to “What is a best home workout for weight loss around the stomach and waist?”
  1. yums says:

    this article has some great weight loss programs and exercise. pilates is for anyone the same as yoga is. yoga is the better form of exercise for weight loss. you can also find yoga routines in this article

  2. generalmanager says:

    No, pilates is for everyone. And crunches are the best at home exercise for abs.

  3. waynes8 says:

    stomach crunches and sit ups

  4. IVKkarate says:

    Don’t eat too much.

  5. hypertrophy10021 says:

    pilates is for both sexes. Everything you are talking about says you want a sixpack. This is really only acheived if you drop your bodyfat to under 10%, where you may start to see etching. To lose bodyfat, you need to burn more calories then you consume. If you are disciplined, try staying below 2000/day. Try to stay active on top of this and you should start to see the body fat around your waist start to reduce. Good luck!

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  6. Tigress says:

    I don’t know what a pilate is, but I’m not sure you have to target your stomach, because that’s just where the extra energy is stored. If you want to lose weight, burning calories in pretty much any way will burn up extra fat. That means jumping jacks, push-ups, etc.

    If you want to build up muscle there, that’s different. Crunches are a good abdomen excercise.

  7. 812BOSS says:

    Have you tried Turbo Jam. It works. I am 28 and a wife of four children. I wear a size 12-14 in jeans. I have a flat tummy & a nice botton with hips. My husband lives it. I went from 225lbs to now 185lbs. I am 5’9. So I am hitting in all of the right places. I have been doing this for 5 weeks. You should really try this out. I have gotten most of my girlfriends and lady family members are doing it now. Go to http://www.beachbody.com

    Hook it up & the men will love it 🙂

  8. small town gal says:

    no it’s not for girls only. they just suggest if for females because they are more flexible.
    try getting a tredmil, and talk long walks. or jog on it. that will help you lose the fat all over!

  9. K M says:


    Get on your hands and knees and scrub the floors with a brush and a bucket. That’ll work.

    Housework isn’t just for girls and neither is pilates.

  10. Brandon says:

    As far as I know you can’t specifically lose weight around the waste. Your body fills out and draws back fat in a natural pattern. But to lose weight, arobic exercise is best. Running/Bicycling/Swimming Ect. If you cant go outside try an exercise bike or elyptical. Its a lot easier on joints for those who need it. As far as the second part went…I think exercises are for whoevever wants to do them.

  11. Heather says:

    In order to lose fat around the stomach area you need to lose overall body fat.
    I have some suggestions below for losing body fat:

    Always check with your doctor before beginning any exercise and nutrition plan.

    You need a good combination of aerobic activity and resistance training combined with a healthy diet.
    It is not recommended to lose more than 1-3 lbs a week. If you want to lose weight the correct and safe way that will stay off for the long-term, you need a good comprehensive exercise and nutrition plan.

    A good program looks like this:

    Always warm up and cool down

    Muscular Strength & Endurance-you need a good resistance training program that includes exercises for all muscle groups (hips, chest, upper and mid back, legs (quads and hamstrings), shoulders, lower back, upper arms (biceps and triceps), calves, forearms, abdomen, and the gluteus maximus).
    Your intensity should be 70-80% 1-RM or 8-12-RM, 8-12 reps, 1 or more sets, 3 times a week for 6 weeks or more when you begin a resistance program. You should begin with 1 exercise for each major muscle group and make sure the days you do resistance training are not consecutive meaning you don’t exercise the same muscle group two days in a row. As you continue your program you can add more exercises, add weight, and change up your program to include more days or just work specific muscle groups on specific days. As your muscles grow stronger you will be able to reduce the rest time between each set. You should rest for about 30 seconds between sets.
    Muscle is metabolically active and therefore when you gain muscle it burns more calories and helps to raise your metabolism.
    If you do not have money for a gym membership or do not have access to one, here is a great website to create a work out plan only using your body weight.
    You can also search for all kinds of exercises that use weight.
    Here is another great website for finding some good exercises for different parts of the body.
    Here is a great link to a comprehensive musculoskeletal atlas of the body to help you understand what exactly you are working
    Also, if you are having trouble deciding what type of program you should be doing, here is a website that may help you to better understand the different forms of strength.

    Cardiovascular Endurance-This part is extremely important for fat burning and enhancing your overall cardiovascular performance. You need to include a warm-up and cool-down. In order to have an effective cardio plan you must first make sure you remain in your target heart rate zone for at least 30 minutes a day (you can start out doing this for 3 days a week and build up) and then you can build up to 45-60 minutes a day. This will seriously help to burn fat as well as raise your VO2Max which is basically a number that represents the capacity of your cardiorespiratory system. The higher the number the more efficient your cardio system is. You can learn more about VO2 at the following website.
    In order to determine your target heart rate, do the following:
    know these numbers:
    maximum heart rate= (220-age)
    resting heart rate=(get this by counting your pulse for a minute when you first wake up in the morning)
    heart rate reserve=(maximum heart rate-resting heart rate)
    then calculate training intensity:
    TI= Heart rate reserve x percentage(use 70%-85%) + resting heart rate
    Now your training intensity number is important because this is the number you want to reach for a particular training intensity. This is the number your heart rate has to get to in order to be in the optimum cardio training zone.
    You can perform the TI equation for 70% and then another for 85% to get a good range for your heart rate. This is your own personal target heart rate zone.
    You can either count your pulse yourself or use a heart rate monitor while you are exercising. You can buy one at most electronic stores. I recommend the heart rate monitor because you don’t have to do anything and it lets you know where you are. Some even beep when you reach your zone or when you go above it. Mine has a strap you put on under your clothes and a watch that shows you your heart rate as well as other things. Now of course, any type of heart rate monitor will not be perfect because there are factors that are not taken into account, but it is one of the most accurate ways to keep track of your heart rate that is easily available to the public.
    Here is a website to help you calculate your target heart rate zone
    Here is a good website for some information on how to measure your physical activity intensity
    Now, I needed to tell you all of that so I can let you know what cardio activities will fit this type of requirement.
    The following are great activities for a good aerobic plan:
    cycling, jogging, running, walking, rowing, stair climbing, elliptical machine, aerobic dance, bench step aerobics, hiking, in-line skating, skiing, rope skipping, swimming, and water aerobics.
    Any of these activities are acceptable only if you make sure your heart rate stays within your target heart rate zone. This does not count your warm-up or cool-down either. You need at least 30 minutes within your zone for the best benefits because for most people your body does not begin to burn fat until you have been working aerobically in your heart rate zone for at least 30 minutes. Of course all exercise is good for you, so even if you do not make it to your heart rate zone, it still is good for you and there will be benefits from it. Just work your way up, start slow, and you will be gradually improving your body’s cardiovascular performance and burning fat. Once your body gets used to performing aerobically it will begin to burn fat faster than someone who is not on a cardio program.

    You can find calculators at the following website to calculate about how many calories are burned by different activities.
    Here are a few websites that will help you to begin a fitness walking program
    Or if you prefer, you can begin a jogging program

    Body Composition-this includes your body fat percentage, bone frame, as well as how much muscle you have. Most people focus on only weight, but you should not put as much focus on that as much as what your body fat percentage is (get it tested at an exercise facility with skinfold calipers). You should also get circumference measurements done. This includes your neck, shoulder, chest, waist, abdominal, hip (buttocks), thigh (proximal), thigh (mid), thigh (distal), knee, calf, ankle, arm (bicep), forearm, and wrist. You should be able to do this at a gym. You should get all of this information done before you start your program and then you can see how you improve.
    You can calculate an estimate of your body composition and target weight here:
    The following website will help you to understand a little more about body composition

    Flexibility- Most people do not even think about this, but it is very important because it helps to prevent injury and it helps you to perform every day activities. It also has an effect on all your other programs. You should perform 10-12 flexibility exercises every day. Slowly stretch the muscle to a point of mild discomfort but not necessarily pain. Hold stretch for 10-30 seconds, and do 3-5 reps for each stretch. This should take about 15-30 minutes per session. If you do not have time to do this every day, try to do it 2-3 times a week.
    Here are some good websites to learn more about flexibility and stretching

    Diet- You have to make sure that you eat right and that means following the food guide pyramid. All those low carb diets or fad diets out there will not help you lose weight safely. You can read more about the risks of low carb diets at the following website
    Know that 1 lb. of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. So if you eat 500 calories less per day for a week than you normally would (by either cutting back or changing what you eat or even by burning 500 calories from exercise) that is 3,500 calories and you should lose 1 lb. that week. I know that does not sound like a lot, but it is a proven fact that you should not lose more than 1-3 lbs. per week because it is not safe nor does it stay off. If you work to lose 1-3 lbs a week then it is much more likely to be the safe way and will stay off for long-term if you continue to live a healthy lifestyle.
    I do not like the word diet because most people think of a diet as a short-term way of losing weight when the most effective way of losing weight is to completely change your lifestyle.
    Here are some ways to change the way you eat:
    Always follow the food guide pyramid with focus on fruits and vegetables and lean meat such as chicken or fish.
    Make sure you get enough fiber and water in your diet. You should get 20-30 grams of fiber every day along with plenty of water. You can go to http://preventdisease.com/home/tips65.shtml to learn more about fiber and tips on how to get more in your diet. You should drink a total of 8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day at least. This is different for everyone, but you should be able to figure out about how much water you need a day. You can go to
    http://preventdisease.com/news/articles/how_much_water.shtml to learn more about how much water you should drink.
    Get your carbs from complex carbohydrates (pasta, rice, grains, cereals, potatoes, dried beans and peas) that contain whole wheat. When you buy something such as bread make sure the first ingredient is whole wheat and does not contain the word enriched. You can learn more about carbohydrates at the following website.
    You can also learn how to choose healthy breakfast cereals at the following website
    Learn what serving sizes are and how to properly use them. This is very important because the average American consumes way too much and it is because serving sizes are out of control.
    Even when you go out to eat or to fast food places you can eat healthy. Choose low fat or low calorie food items such as a salad ( fat-free cheese and dressing), grilled chicken sandwich, etc. When you go out to eat you can also split an entree with someone or ask them to put half in a to-go box in the back before they even bring it to you.
    Always eat breakfast and never skip any meals. I have also done research on this and this helps to keep your metabolism up and makes sure you do not overeat, among many other things. Try for 3 meals a day with 2 snacks.
    Try as much as you can to stay away from saturated and trans fat because they are both bad for you and should be consumed as little as possible. Mono and polyunsaturated fats or good for you but fat should only make up 25-35% of total calories. If the food label ingredient list contains “partially hydrogenated” that means it contains trans fat and should be avoided when possible. The following website offers a plan to follow to help fight fat
    Watch out for your caffeine intake, you can find how much caffeine is in certain things at the following website.
    A lot of people also focus on high protein but in reality you only need .8 grams of protein for every kilogram of your body weight.
    People who are on a resistance training program may consume up to 1.2 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight.
    So for me I weigh 135 lbs. and I figure my body weight in kg as follows:
    135 divided by 2.2= 61.4 kg
    61.4 kg x .8= 50 grams of protein a day.
    61.4 kg x 1.2=74 grams of protein a day.
    My range is 50-74 depending on my exercise level.
    You can check out this online calculator to find out about how much protein you need.
    The following website also has a list of the 29 healthiest foods or “power” foods and why they are so
    There is a formula you can use to calculate an estimate of how many calories you would need to eat every day to either maintain your current weight or to lose weight based on different factors.
    You can go to this website to calculate an estimate of your total daily energy requirement from your BMR+AMR.
    Here is a helpful website to understand how to manage your metabolism
    Also here is a helpful website to find out what nutrients a food contains
    Here are some other websites to help you understand how to eat healthier
    http://www.mypyramid.gov is a great website to use to keep an online track of calories and many other things. It is free and also provides you with additional information to help you lose weight.
    Here is another website to check out to understand the modes of fitness better.
    I have a powerpoint presentation on several of the fad diets that people are on today if you would like to contact me for it.
    I also have a powerpoint presentation on the importance of breakfast if you would like more information on that also.

    I would recommend you find a certified personal trainer and a registered dietician in your area to help you lose weight.
    It is very important to know that not all personal trainers are educated the same and therefore you must make sure if you use one they are properly certified. The following website gives you more information on this subject.

  12. Mike says:

    Please read the recommendations below. Also, go to the book store and locate the book “Weight Training for Dummies”. In chapter 15 you will find excellent information on how to perform abdominal exercises correctly. Page 218 of the book dispels all the myths surrounding abdominal training.

    The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

    *1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

    Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

    Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
    Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
    Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

    It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

    *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

    Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:

    Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d

    *3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.

    Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with resistance training routines that will not get you bored is “Muscle and Fitness”. Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at http://www.exrx.net/

    A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.

    *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

    *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com

    Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you want an indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have any questions.

    *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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