10 Minute Belly Fat Burning Routine For Beginners

Just targeting your belly is not going to do you any good. In order to reduce belly fat, you need to engage your entire body with these exercises. Scroll down for 10-minute at-home workout routine for beginners.

Summer has officially begun and if you’re planning to start this season with a weight loss goal, we’ve got just the thing you need. When it comes to weight loss, the first place most people begin with is their tummy, so it’s only fair to create a 10-minute workout guide that helps you reduce belly fat while keeping your core toned. But here’s the thing —- doing only crunches is not going to give you the desired results. This kind of spot reduction is just a myth and doesn’t actually work. According to many experts, exercises that promote spot reduction don’t exist and is nothing but a marketing gimmick. So, if you’ve been wondering why those daily abs crunches haven’t gotten rid of your belly fat, well, now you know.

If you want to get rid of that excess weight in the belly, you need to engage in a variety of exercises which include cardio and core work to tone your entire body and ultimately reduce the belly fat. Lucky for you, we’ve noted down a few exercises that are beginner-friendly and aid in giving you a more defined abdominal and stronger, more chiselled core. And since you require only 10 minutes, you can start your day by incorporating this workout into your morning routine.

Best of all, you don’t need any additional equipment – just your workout attire and a whole lot of motivation.

10-Minute Workout To Reduce Belly Fat And Strengthen Core

  • Squat Thrust

For a squat thrust, here’s what you need to do:

– Stand straight with the feet hip-distance apart

– Crouch down into a squat and place your hands on the floor

– Jump your feet back while keeping your abs engaged so that you’re in a plank position

– Keeping the arms straight, jump your feet forward, behind the hands.

– Stand up to complete one rep.


Squat thrusts engage your entire body and burn fat from all over. It increases heart rate, tones your body, boosts metabolism while improving cardiovascular endurance.

  • Hip Lifts

Here’s how you do a hip lift:

– Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent, arms straight beside you, and feet flat on the ground.

– Your fingertips should be 2 inches away from your heels

– Slowly press into your heels and lift your hips up until your body is a straight line between your knees and your shoulders. Engage your abs and squeeze your glutes while doing this.

– Stay in this position for 2 seconds before slowly returning to your original position.


Hip lifts help develop bigger, stronger glutes while alleviating knee and lower back pain. This exercise also engages the abs by strengthening your major abdominal muscles.

  • Flutter Kicks

For the classic flutter kicks, here’s what you need to do:

– Lie down on your back and place both your hands underneath your buttocks.

– Keep your lower back on the ground and lift while extending your legs at about a 45-degree angle to the floor.

– Hovering your legs a few inches above the floor, raise 1 leg, then lower that leg while raising the other. That’s 1 rep.


Flutter kicks not only strengthen your core and tone abs but also help burn calories, improve your endurance, shed belly fat and reduce back pain.

  • Toe-Touch Crunches

Toe touch crunches vary from intermediate to expert level. Here’s what beginners need to do.

  • Lie down on your back.

  • Keep your feet together and raise your legs off the ground, keeping them straight in the air, pointing towards the ceiling or with a slight bend.

  • Stretch your arms and raise them, so the tips of your fingers are pointing up towards the ceiling as well.

  • Tighten your abdominal and lift your head and shoulders off the ground while reaching your hands towards your feet. Hold this position for one to two seconds.

  • Slowly lower your body back to the ground. Do not allow your body to rest on the ground completely, and remember to keep your core tight. This completes one rep.


This exercise targets the middle and upper region of your ab muscles and also stretches the back and hamstrings.

  • Plank Jacks

Here’s how you can perform a low impact plank jack:

  • Start in a plank position with your arms extended and hands under your shoulders. Keep your feet together and your body should form a straight line.

  • Suck your tummy in. Now start by stepping your right foot out to the side and bring it back to the centre.

  • After which step your left foot out to the side and bring it back to the centre.

  • Perform 8–10 reps on each leg.


Plank jacks help strengthen core muscles, reduce back pain and help burn fat.

  • Hip lifts

  • Lie flat on your back and pull your navel towards your spine. Lift your legs up straight.

  • Take a deep breath in and when you exhale, keep your abs engaged and lift your hips a few inches off the floor. Your hips should leave the floor as you push your legs up toward the ceiling. Pull in the lower abdominal muscles during the lift. Don’t lift your head during the lift.

  • Slowly lower your hips back to the floor, inhaling as you do. Keep your legs in the air with your knees aligning with your hip.

  • Repeat 10 to 12 times for one set. Once you’re done, gently rest your legs on the floor.


Not only does it help strengthen your core, but this exercise also stabilizes your spine and improves posture.

At-Home Routine

Since we’re in the middle of yet another lockdown, you can use this time to do some at-home exercises instead of waiting for the gym to open up again. This routine not only helps burn belly fat but also tones various parts of the body. Do each exercise for 25 seconds and take a 12-second break after completing each round. You don’t need to do this routine every day. Thrice a day is good enough.

Round 1

Plank Jacks

Round 2

Plank Jacks

Toe Touches

Round 3

Plank Jacks

Toe Touches

Plank Jumps

Round 4

Plank Jacks

Toe Touches

Plank Jumps

Lower Belly Workout – Hip Lift

Round 5

Plank Jacks

Toe Touches

Plank Jumps

Lower Belly Workout – Hip Lift

Jumping Squat Thrust

Round 6


Toe touches

Lower Belly Workout – Hip Lift

Plank Jacks

Jump Squat Thrust

Follow this routine at least thrice a week to strengthen your core and tone your body.

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