The Best Fat Loss Workout
Post at 18:08 - 10/04/2018

Turn-up your fat loss and burn 5% of your body fat in 20 minutes

 

Slim down your body, speed up your fat loss and cut your workout time with a pair of circuits you can do anywhere. As little as 15-20 minutes of intensive resistance exercise can help to flatten your belly in 45 days, say researchers from Southern Illinois University. “The first set of an exercise switches on the hormones that control your metabolism, and doing any more than three sets won’t help,” says study author, Erik Kirk.

We got John Beall, a former US Marine and personal trainer, to devise a fat loss workout that has you training for 20 minutes a day, five days a week. “The workouts are made up of bodyweight exercises done circuit-style [without rest between moves] to raise your heart rate," says Beall. Do Giant Set 1 and Giant Set 2 on alternate days.

The Workouts That'll Shed Fat, Fast!  

GIANT SET 1:

Warm-up with 2-3 mins running. Do each exercise for 45 secs, rest 15 secs, then move to the next exercise. Rest 1 min after you’ve done them all once, then repeat the circuit twice more.

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Squats

Muscles worked: glutes, quads, calves, abs

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.

2. Bend your hips and knees. You can stop when your thighs are parallel to the floor. The deeper you go, the more muscles you’ll activate, helping to burn more calories. Rise to the start position.

 

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Lunges

Muscles worked: glutes, quads, calves, abs

1. Stand with your feet roughly hip-width apart.

2. Take a big step forward with your right foot and bend your right knee until your thigh is parallel to the floor and your knee is at 90 degrees. Reverse the motion, stepping back into the starting position. Repeat with your right leg.

 

man performing mountain climbers

Mountain Climber

Muscles worked: abs, glutes, quads, hamstrings

1. Kneel on all fours, your hands in line with, but slightly wider than, your shoulders.

2. Straighten your left leg and lift your right knee toward your chest. You should be on the balls of your feet, like a sprinter in the starting blocks. Now switch leg positions as many times as you can.

 

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Flutter Kicks

Muscles worked: core, quads, glutes, hamstrings

1. Lie flat on your back and put your hands under your glutes.

2. Raise your legs 15cm off the ground and hold. Raise the left leg to 45 degrees while your right leg is stationary, and alternate your legs. “The kicking motion recruits different muscles in your core, challenging it to stay balanced and fry extra calories,” says Beall.

 

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Bicycle Crunches

Muscles worked: core, abs

1. Lie with your feet in the air and knees bent to 90 degrees. Lace your fingers behind your head. Bring your knees into your chest.

2. Straighten your right leg and turn your upper body to the left, bringing the right elbow towards the left knee. Switch sides, pumping your legs back and forth. Giant set 1 done.

GIANT SET 2

Warm-up with 2-3 mins running. Do each exercise for 45 secs, rest 15 secs, then move to the next exercise. Rest 1 min after you’ve done them all once, then repeat the circuit twice more for a huge fat loss workout.

 

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Underhand Grip Pull-Ups

Muscles worked: lats, biceps, forearms, abs

1. You’ll need a pull-up bar for this one. Grab it with a shoulder-width underhand grip and hang with your elbows straight. “Adjust your grip if you’re struggling,” says Beall.

2. Bend your elbows to pull your chest to the bar. Peer over the bar for a second, then slowly lower yourself to the start position.

 

man performing press ups

 

Press-Ups

Muscles worked: shoulders, chest, triceps, abs

1. For a solid chest, stick with the old reliable. Lie face down with your hands shoulder-width apart. Keep your arms straight, but not locked.

2. Bend your elbows to lower yourself to the floor. Then straighten your elbows to push back up to the start.

 

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Tricep Dips

Muscles worked: Triceps, abs

1. Grab the bars of a dip station with your palms facing inward and your arms straight. 2

2. Slowly lower until your elbows are at right angles, ensuring they stay tucked against your body and don't flare out.

3. Drive yourself back up to the top and repeat. 

 

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Reverse Crunch

Muscles worked: Core

1. Lie with your legs bent at the knee, your thighs vertical.

2. Place your hands flat by your sides, lift your knees upwards and lift your hips and lower back off the ground. "Keep your core tight and your hands flat to maximise your results," says Beall.

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