Tis’ the season for joy, celebrations, and, well, Santa bellies. But if you’re dreading the prospect of trying to squeeze into your holiday party outfit, don’t worry, because we’ve got a game plan to help you bid farewell to that extra baggage around your midsection before the holidays roll in. We chatted with an expert who shares with us the best 90-day workout to melt belly fat before the holidays.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to let fitness fall by the wayside. According to a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by OnePoll, Americans anticipate gaining an average of eight pounds over the holidays. But what if you could dedicate the next 90 days to a workout routine that targets your Santa belly and helps you look and feel your best when it’s time to deck the halls?
Here, we consulted Gianna Masi, CPT, RDN, a certified personal trainer and registered dietitian with Barbend, who curated the ultimate 90-day workout plan that’s tailored to tackle stubborn belly fat. It’s a comprehensive approach that blends cardio, strength training, and core exercises to maximize your belly fat loss.
The workout is split into three 30-day phases (one per month), each with a specific focus on building strength while trimming up your waistline. Masi offers the following advice before diving in, “Unless noted otherwise, the tempo for all movements is slow and controlled while lowering (two to three seconds) with a forceful lifting. Use a weight that leaves two to three reps in the tank. Reps for one arm or one leg movements are always per side. For example, a reverse lunge with 12 reps prescribed is 12 reps for each leg. For reps assigned with a rep range, such as 12 to 15, try