8 Bodyweight Exercises To Get Rid of Your 'Jelly Belly'

The bodyweight squat with pulse begins with feet just outside shoulder-width. Press your hips back and drop until your thighs are parallel to the ground with a tall chest and strong core. Come up 1/4 of the way, then pulse down. Drive both heels to stand up. One rep. Three to four 15-rep sets.

1. Bodyweight Squats with Pulse

Start pushups on your hands and feet. Wrists below shoulders. Lower your body with a small elbow tuck while keeping your core tight. Before rising to a high board, touch the ground. This workout requires chest and triceps stress. 3–4 sets of 10–15 repetitions.

2. Pushups

Split squats require a staggered posture. Tall chest, tight core. Lower until your back knee contacts the ground, then drive through your front heel to stand. Three to four sets of 10–12 reps per leg.

3. Split Squats

Start walking lunges with a long step forward with one leg. Plant your heel and lunge to contact your back knee. Step forward with your front leg, then switch sides. Three to four sets of 12–15 repetitions per leg.

4. Walking Lunges

Bench dips begin with your palms on a workout bench or similar solid surface. Lower yourself carefully with your shoulders pushed back. Keep triceps tension, not front shoulders, as you descend. Push up, flexing your triceps. 3–4 sets of 10–15 repetitions.

5. Bench Dips

Side plank crunches start with the bottom leg in front of the top. Bring your top elbow to your bottom knee while holding your head in a side crunch. Before each rep, flex your oblique forcefully. Three to four sets of 10–15 reps per side.

6. Side Plank Oblique Crunches

Reverse crunches require lying on the ground with a flat back. Raise your feet toward your torso while flexing your abs. Keep your core tight as you progressively lower your legs. 3–4 sets of 10–15 repetitions.

7. Reverse Crunches

The cross-body mountain climber is our final bodyweight exercise for jelly bellies. Pushup first. Fully extend your feet and align your shoulders and wrists. Flexing your obliques, drive one leg toward the opposing elbow. Return to the pushup position before doing the other leg. Maintain core tension while alternating. 3–4 sets of 10 repetitions per leg.

8. Cross-Body Mountain Climbers


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