– I am with Sean Armsteadat Phenomenal Fitness. Now, Sean, I wouldimagine the first thingthat we need to be concernedabout with belly fatis that it can lead to someserious medical problems. – Without question. From diabetes, to varioustypes of heart disease,to some cancers. The fat around themid-section is very volatile,so it can create andcontribute to thecomplexity and thecascade challengeswith cholesterol and with toxinsand different things like that. We don’t like to look like that,we don’t like to feel like that,but from an organperspective it doesn’thelp the organs existin a happy place. – So, we really wantto cut that body fatso that we can be healthier. And obviously we’re in the gymso we’re gonna betalking about exercisebut you also saythat sleep and dietplay a big factor inreducing belly fat. – Far more thanpeople give it credit,the physical activityis the stress. Once you get the stressyou need rest to facilitatethe positive changethat you’re looking for. It’s the patterns, thepatterns that existthat allow us tolook a certain way,move a certain way,and feel a certain way. – So let’s talk about exercise. What can we do toreduce belly fat for menand is that different thensomething women would do?- I don’t think it’sso different as itis from men to womenas it is the individualand their structuralintegrity or lack thereof. Because a lot of timeswe focus heavily onthe core but it’s thehips, it’s the mobilityof the hips, it’s themobility of aspectsof the spine to allowthe trunk to do the workthat it’s supposed todo, for it to serve us. But we have to serve it. – And with that,Sean showed me howto put it intopractice at the gym. Okay, Sean, someexercises that we can doto help reduce belly fat. – Yes. – We’re starting on the ground. – The big one is theplank progressionbecause it’s about stability,it’s about strength. So you wanna rotatethe pelvis under,which allows me toactivate and involvemy glutes a lot moreand very importantkey aspects of my core,and then you crunch down. And that creates anice, solid connectionbetween the hip, key hipmuscles or backside glutes,and then the frontabdominal wall. And it’s much more effective. – Oh yeah. I can feel it. – So then from there,you have variationsto involve aspects of your hips. – We pulled onsome resistance bandsfor Sean’s second exercise. – Pushing out on the band. – Push out on the band. – And then as youkeep that tensiongoing out, you extend the hips. So you squeezethe glutes and youtighten up in the mid-section. Then you lower some and then yougo back up with the extension. As you continue to push out. Belly fat is challengingwhen it protrudesand pushes your spineforward, like this,and you don’t havebackside help. So we need help fromthe glutes to createa proper, or better,structural integrity. – Lastup, some dead bugs. – Okay!- Okay?- Dead bug here we come. – I curl up, I supportmy head to reducethe involvement ofmy neck muscles. This dead bug is aplank in and of itself. Then, I add more work this way. Now, it’s more difficultwhen you do both legsbut the key is youhave to be able to keepyour lower back on the bench. – So Sean, I think thebiggest takeaway isreally the lifestyle of livingwith good sleephabits, a good diet,exercise, and stress management. – Without question. Thestuff dreams are made of. – I love it. Thank you somuch, great information. – My pleasure, Jane. – For more motivation to moveand another exercise from Sean,just head to our websitelivinghealthytv. com.