I’m very lean, but I can’t get rid of that lower-belly pooch. How do I get it gone?
Doing HIIT can burn off fat more efficiently than steady cardio, but also make sure you’re working those 10 to 15 cm of muscle below your belly button to firm and tighten the foundation beneath that so-called pooch. My go-to moves are low-leg scoops (sit at the end of a bench, knees bent in to chest in tabletop position; scoop legs in a downward motion, then circle them back to tabletop) and controlled candlesticks (lying faceup on a bench with hands gripping the bench behind your head and legs extended straight up, lift and lower hips off the bench).
CHANGE YOUR VENUE Walk outside for five minutes to put some mental distance between you and what’s stressing you. JEN WIDERSTROM IS A FITNESS PRO, A LIFE COACH, AND THE AUTHOR OF DIET RIGHT FOR YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE.