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How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs

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author image Jennifer Loucks
Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
Walking and bicycling are good cardiovascular exercises. Photo Credit Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images

A person with a short torso and long legs needs to lose belly fat in the same manner as any other person. Create a workout plan that includes a combination of cardiovascular and core toning exercises to lose belly fat. It is important to contact your doctor before starting a new diet and exercise program to verify there are no medical problems that could limit your success.

Step 1

How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
Walk at a comfortable place. Photo Credit Błażej Łyjak/iStock/Getty Images

Walk for five minutes at a comfortable pace to warm up all the muscles in your body. A moderate pace is one where you can talk without gasping for breath.

Step 2

How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
Stretch the major muscle groups. Photo Credit AmmentorpDK/iStock/Getty Images

Stop walking after the warm-up and stretch the major muscle groups in the body. Stretch the calf, quadriceps and hamstring muscles in the legs, along with the arm and shoulders. Hold the stretches for 30 to 60 seconds, making sure to use smooth movements with no bouncing.

Step 3

How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
High intensity running on a treadmill. Photo Credit Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images

Exercise to burn belly fat by maintaining a high-intensity exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes at a frequency of five times a week. A high-intensity pace is one where you are unable to talk at a comfortable level. Alternate brisk walking, swimming, bicycling or an elliptical machine workouts to prevent boredom.

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Step 4

How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
Increase the length of your exercise routine. Photo Credit kzenon/iStock/Getty Images

Increase the exercise duration by five minutes each week until you are working out for 60 minutes during each session.

Step 5

How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
Try swimming laps. Photo Credit FogStock/Jennifer Okamoto/FogStock/Getty Images

Walk at a comfortable pace for five minutes to cool down the muscles after the high-intensity workout. You may prefer to swim laps slowly with a kick board as a swimming cool down.

Step 6

How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
Stretch to increase flexibility. Photo Credit David Broberg/iStock/Getty Images

Stretch using the same routine from the warm-up. A regular stretching program will help lengthen the muscles in the body and increase your flexibility to make your body more efficient for burning belly fat.

Step 7

How to Lose Belly Fat When You Have a Short Torso & Long Legs
Exercises such as the side plank will strengthen your core. Photo Credit Andrey Popov/iStock/Getty Images

Add core muscle exercises to your workout routine for two times a week. This will tone the muscles in the belly area. Holding in your belly button will engage the muscles to maximize the toning process.

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