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These exercises burn belly fat fastest.


Michaels says burpees strengthen your core, shoulders, lats, triceps, and quads. Burpees also stimulate your heart since they're plyometric.

Mount climbers

Michaels likes this moving plank because it targets your core and other muscles, like burpees.

Turkish Rise

Celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza loves the 200-year-old Turkish-getup, a kettlebell-based total-body workout.

Medicine Ball Burpees

Phelps recommends adding a medicine ball to your burpee to improve intensity and metabolism while growing six-pack abs.


The sprawl—essentially a burpee on steroids—works as many muscles as possible and burns calories while sculpting and toning your upper- and lower-body

Medicine Ball Slams

Chris DiVecchio, trainer and creator of Premier Body & Mind, says medicine ball slams are a dynamic, explosive, and highly metabolic workout that targets many muscle groups.

Med Ball Slams

Overhead medicine ball smashes improve your core against gravity. Each time you lift the ball upward, your heart rate rises, testing your endurance.

Russian Twists

DiVecchio says the Russian twist strengthens and defines obliques. Using a medicine ball or plate, you rotate your torso from side to side while sitting up.

Ball Planks

Cardio is essential for burning the fat on top of your abdominal muscles. Adam Sanford, head of Adam Sanford Fitness in New York City, advises working those abs even when dieting.

Incline Running

Jill Penfold, a Los Angeles-based personal trainer, claims running uphill burns 50% more calories. Penfold recommends walking five to 10 minutes on a slope or an inclined treadmill.


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