10 HIIT Exercises to Lose Belly Fat FASTER
These are some of the best exercises you can do to burn more calories, overall body fat, and reduce your belly fat love handles faster.
Remember that the number one way to lose belly fat is not with a workout, but instead with your diet. However, these fat loss exercises can assist with weight loss and many of these exercises can be done at home.
Belly fat and the fat around your midsection, in general, is really easy to gain, but really hard to get rid of, and carrying around excess pounds of body fat is unhealthy and unattractive. So many people take it upon themselves to fix their belly fat problem, and most of them will try to do crunches and situps until the fat disappears. But crunches and situps are some of the worst exercises you can do because they don’t burn a lot of calories at all, and unfortunately, you can’t target the fat on your midsection by doing ab exercises. So truly the best exercise that you can do to reduce your belly fat is the exercise of self-control when it comes to your diet and what you eat on a daily basis. However, even though your diet will always be the main determining factor for how many calories you take in, there are certain exercises that burn far more calories than others, and these exercises can be used to boost the number of calories you burn on a weekly basis, which will help you burn more fat from your whole body including the fat on your midsection.
And the first exercise that I want to start with is a simple medicine ball slam. The easiest way to do this is by using either a slam ball, which looks just like a medicine ball or a sandbag. Since slam balls are becoming more and more common in gyms, I’ll be demonstrating with a slam ball. So you’re going to start with your feet shoulder-width apart and the ball in between your feet. Squat down, grab the ball, stand up, and curl and press it over your head. Then slam the ball down into the ground as hard as you can,in between your feet. So you don’t want to just throw the ball to the ground using only your arms. Instead, when the ball is over your head you want to pull your hips back out from under you and put your whole body into the slam by bending at the waist and using the full power of your core to drive the ball into the ground. then repeat for reps. This same exercise can be done with a sandbag in the same exact way, and if you don’t have access to either one, then you can make your own sandbag with the bag that I have linked up in the description, just add sand and you’re good to go.
Another great exercise that’ll get you really winded is the cable woodchopper. To set this one up you’re going to bring the pulley to the bottom of the cable cross and attach a d handle. Then while standing with the D handle at your side, bend down, and grab it with both hands. You can either interlace your fingers or simply put one hand over the other. So this is your starting position, standing straight up with the d -handle in both hands at your side. From there you’re going to squat straight down, stand up and with your elbows almost fully locked out, you’re going to rotate the cable from your hips at an upward angle over your opposite shoulder. Then, bring the cable back to the starting position, while still keeping your elbows almost fully locked out and repeat for reps on one side before switching to the other. Don’t make the mistake of bending and extending your arms on each repetition, this should be a rotational movement. AND keep in mind that most people don’t perform exercises that develop rotational strength and this is a big problem because almost all injuries occur when a rotational force is involved. So strengthening with exercises like the woodchop can really help prevent potential injuries.
Next, we have one of the best calorie-burning exercises period, the weighted burpee. To begin you’re going to grab two moderately heavy dumbbells that you can curl and press over your head. Then stand straight up with both dumbbells hanging at your sides. Squat down as you bend your back and plant both dumbbells around the outside of your feet. Then jump your feet back, out into a pushup position and perform a pushup onto the dumbbells. After that hop your feet back in between your hands, and stand straight up with the dumbbells. When lifting the dumbbells off the ground you want to do it with good form, as if you’re performing a suitcase deadlift. So make sure you maintain the natural curve of your lower back as you stand up. And then curl and press those dumbbells over your head. Finally, lower the dumbbells back to your shoulders, then bring them back to your sides, and repeat for reps.
How does HIIT boost metabolism and increase calorie burn even after the workout is complete?
High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, has been proven to effectively burn off belly fat. HIIT exercises combine short bursts of intense exercise followed by short recovery periods. These high-intensity exercises have been shown to boost metabolism and increase calorie burn well after the workout is complete. In this article, we’ll take a look at 10 HIIT exercises that can help you lose belly fat faster.
Burpees are the perfect exercise to get your heart racing and your body burning calories. Start in a standing position, then drop down to a squatting position with your hands on the floor. Kick your feet back so that you are in a plank position, then quickly bring your feet back up to the squat and jump up in the air. Repeat for multiple reps.
2. Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers are another excellent HIIT exercise that targets the core muscles. Start in a plank position with your hands on the ground. Quickly bring your left knee towards your chest, then return it to the starting position. Alternate with your right knee and continue at a rapid pace.
3. Jumping Lunges
Jumping lunges are a great way to build strength in your legs and improve your cardiovascular health. Start in a lunge position with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Jump up and switch legs to land in a lunge with the opposite leg in front. Repeat for multiple reps.
4. Plank Jacks
Plank jacks combine a core workout with a cardiovascular challenge. Start in a plank position, then jump your legs out to the side as far as you can. Jump your legs back together, then repeat for multiple reps.
5. Jumping Squats
Jumping squats are a full-body workout that will get your heart racing. Start in a squatting position with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Jump up in the air as high as possible, then return to the squatting position. Repeat for multiple reps.
6. High Knees
High knees are a great way to elevate your heart rate and work out your abs. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, then lift alternate knees as high as you can towards your chest. Take quick steps and repeat for multiple reps.
7. Russian Twists
Russian twists target the abs and obliques, making them an effective exercise for trimming belly fat. Start in a seated position with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Lean back slightly and lift your feet off the ground. Twist your torso left to right, touching your hands to the floor on either side of your body.
8. Bicycle Crunches
Bicycle crunches are another great workout for the abs and obliques. Lie flat on your back with your hands behind your head. Bring your knees towards your chest and lift your shoulders off the ground. Twist your torso so that your right elbow meets your left knee, then switch and repeat for multiple reps.
9. Star Jumps
Star jumps are a high-intensity workout that can help you burn off belly fat quickly. Start in a standing position, then jump up in the air with your arms and legs outstretched. Land softly and repeat for multiple reps.
10. Side Plank Hip Dips
Side plank hip dips target the oblique muscles and improve core strength. Start in a side plank position with your elbow on the floor and your feet stacked on top of each other. Dip your hip towards the ground, then lift it back up. Repeat for multiple reps before switching sides.
In conclusion, HIIT exercises are an effective and efficient way to burn off belly fat. These 10 exercises are just a few of the countless variations you can do to target your core, improve cardiovascular health, and boost metabolism. Incorporating these workouts into your fitness routine can help you achieve the sculpted abs you desire.