Why Do People Fail to Lose Belly Fat With Home Workout?

Having a fit and healthy body is everyone’s wish. To stay active, many of us practice exercising at home. However, this isn’t enough to lose weight let alone belly fat. For most of us, belly fat is probably the hardest to lose. Those of us who want to lose it for a slimmer body have already tried different home workout methods. But nothing seemed to have worked out quite your way. Do you agree with us?

To start, home workouts are made to stay active and increase stamina. However, they may not be best for losing belly fat. The belly is the most stubborn area of your body that packs too much fat too quickly. Hence, it is easier to gain fat but way harder to lose it.

In this blog, let’s discuss why home workout is not enough to lose belly fat and what you can do to actually lose it most effectively. Below, we have listed down the reasons why working out at home may not be a solution for body fat.

You easily get unmotivated or lazy

Motivation is a very essential driving factor in making you wake up and exercise daily. However, you have to agree that with just us trying to be fit on your own, it can get a little monotonous. Because of this, you might end up being lazy and uninterested. At first, this laziness affects the quality of your workout, and then it makes you stop working out altogether. So, not being motivated enough is one of the reasons why you may not get the desired results from your workouts, whether it is at a gym or home.

You aren’t challenging ourselves

Once you get used to a home workout routine, you may often tend to keep following it for the longest time. When you practice a certain workout routine enough times, your body might get used to it. With that, further progress to get fit halts. Belly fat is the most persistent kind so it would need more hard work to lose it.

Focusing on only one type of exercise

Because of the limited equipment, you get into a habit of focusing on only one type of physical exercise. For example, cardio exercises like jumping jacks or running are some of the most popular home workout exercises. However, even if they burn calories, it does not mean that these exercises are affecting your belly fat much.

You aren’t doing weight training

To be able to burn calories for longer your body needs to have more muscle mass. Weight training helps you to build muscle that uses up more calories to maintain itself. So you end up burning calories hours or days after your workout. However, due to the lack of proper equipment, you may skip weight training in your daily home workout. And this is why you cannot lose belly fat the way you want.

You don’t have a proper workout plan

While working out at home more often than not, you often go with the flow. Do whichever exercise that you fancy that day. Several times, you may focus more on crunches or exercises that target your abdominal area to lose fat while other times, you may do burpees. To say shortly, you never have a proper plan to target your fitness goal and so you may end up doing whatever you feel might help us. But this does not solve your belly fat problem.

You don’t exercise correctly

It is very important to have the right posture while exercising. But without the correct guidance, you may often do exercises with the wrong posture which does not help you to lose belly or any fat for that matter. And worse, using the wrong posture can get you injured.

So then, what can push you towards the right way of getting rid of that belly fat? A gym and a personal trainer is what you need to successfully lose that stubborn belly fat. Here’s how a gym and a personal trainer can overcome all the above limitations of a home workout.

They hold you accountable

A personal trainer is waiting for you to come and exercise is a reason enough to get you motivated enough to get out of bed and hit the gym. But apart from that, they also give you small mental incentives to keep you motivated throughout the workout. Personal trainers also push you to do better and not slack off on your daily workout.

They create challenging workout routines

Personal trainers know what they are doing and what your end goal is. Accordingly, they create the most effective workout routine that will bring you closer to your fitness goal, in this case losing belly fat, every day. Moreover, they create the routine in a way that your exercises are always challenging enough to keep your progress graph rising high.

Focuses on different workout routines

The moment your personal trainer feels that you are getting used to a particular workout routine, they will change it so that you get the maximum benefit from different workouts.

The gym provides with the right equipment

Whether it is free weights or weight machines, a gym provides you the right equipment to do your routine weight training to reduce belly fat and increase body muscle mass.

They create the right workout plan for us

Personal fitness trainers help you to create the perfect workout plan according to your fitness goal. This helps you manage your gym time and exercise more efficiently than going at it without a plan.

They can show you the right postures

Gym trainers are knowledgeable about different exercises and how to do them. While working out, they often share their tips, techniques, and correct postures to do any certain exercise or pose. This allows you to gain maximum benefit from any workout routine and reduces the risk of injuries.

That being said, you can easily deduce that working out at home will barely help you to lose belly fat. Going to a gym and getting the assistance of a personal trainer will help you to lose belly fat more effectively.


Have you been working out at home and questioned yourself why you aren’t losing your belly fat? Home workouts are not as useful to lose belly fat. To be able to do that, you need to have proper equipment and guidance that only a gym can provide.

The fitness trainers at the gym assist you to create an exercise routine that targets your belly fat. They motivate you to keep exercising daily and give proper tips and techniques to workout efficiently without causing any injury to ourselves.

Have you tried losing your belly fat at home? How was your experience? Or would you rather work out at a gym? Tell us in the comments below.

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