Most of my clients want to lose fat, especially in the belly area. To do this, I tell them they need to focus on the basics: eating a healthy diet while having a calorie deficit, taking daily steps and cardio, and doing strength training regularly. If you’re looking to reduce belly fat faster as well, I’ve got you covered with three super effective exercises that will help you accomplish exactly that.
When it comes to lifting weights, you want to choose the right movements. The best strength exercises to burn belly fat quickly would be compound movements, which target multiple muscle groups at the same time. By engaging more parts of the body, you recruit more muscle fibers and burn more calories, which will increase your metabolism.
If you want to burn belly fat faster, I recommend that you train for strength at least two to three times a week. You can incorporate the following five exercises as a full body workout or add them to your training days. Take a look below, and then be sure to read The 6 Best Exercises For Strong, Toned Arms In 2022, says the trainer.
With your feet shoulder-width apart, push your hips back and bend your torso so that you are bent forward at least 45 degrees. Tighten your core and bring both dumbbells towards your hips, squeezing your lats at the end. Fully straighten your arms before doing another repetition. Do 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions.
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Start by holding a pair of dumbbells up to your shoulders. Keep your core tight, push your hips back and squat until your hips are parallel to the ground. Drive through your heels and hips to get up and flex your quads and glutes to finish. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions.
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Grab the dumbbells and hold them at shoulder height with your palms facing you. As you lift the dumbbells above your head, rotate your palms and elbows away from you and lift the weight in one smooth motion. Flex your shoulders up, then reverse the movement back to starting position before doing another repetition. Do 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions.
Place the back foot on a bench with the top of the foot or the ball of the foot. Step out about 2 to 3 feet. When in position, lower yourself under control while keeping your back knee bent as you descend. Drive with the front heel to return to a standing position and repeat. Do 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg.
Line up the kettlebell about 2 feet away from you. Push your hips back, keep your chest high, and reach for the handle with both hands. Squeeze your core and pull the bell towards you before snapping your hips forward and squeezing your glutes as hard as you can at the top.
Rock the kettlebell until it is parallel to the floor. After swinging it, keep your core tight and use your lats to pull the kettlebell back. Keeping your knees slightly bent, pull the kettlebell back between your legs and bend your hips back before snapping them forward for another rep. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.