If you’ve read my book, Awaken The Abs Within, you know the best way to burn belly fat is by incorporating more multi-joint, compound exercises into your workout routine.
These compound moves pull in more muscle groups, thus increasing your metabolism and increase the production of the fat burning hormones in your body.
Circuit style: complete a set of exercise A1, then a set of exercise A2, then exercise A3.
That’s one circuit.
3 total circuits.
Click the exercise names below to see the full exercise demonstration video and description.
A1. Barbell Front Squat x 8 reps
A2. Dumbbell Renegade Row x 8 reps/side
A3. Mountain Climbers 30 reps/side or 30 seconds
Rest: 30 seconds after each exercise, then rest 1 minute after completing the entire tri-set. Repeat.
Even though this workout circuit does not have you directly training the abs with traditional ab exercises, you will get an awesome core workout, and more importantly, create a fat burning metabolic boost in the body.
Remember, to get six pack abs and a flat stomach, you first have to burn off the belly fat!
If you’re still not convinced, here are a few other main points why these non-traditional abdominal exercises will help strengthen your core and burn belly fat.
Barbell Front Squat:
The barbell front squat is similar to the barbell back squat, however the barbell is positioned on the front of your shoulders rather than your upper back.
This makes the barbell front squat an even better core strengthening exercise as it requires more core activation to stabilize and keep the body from falling forward.
Check out the barbell front squat exercise demonstration video for key coaching cues.
Dumbbell Renegade Row:
The dumbbell renegade row is one of my favorite core strengthening exercises as it requires a lot of core activation to stabilize the body.
Check out the dumbbell renegade row exercise demonstration video for step-by-step instructions.
Mountain climbers are an excellent core strengthening as the plank and knee drive combo really fires up activation of the abs.
The speed of the mountain climbers also helps elevate your heart rate, thus burning more calories.
Check out the mountain climbers exercise demonstration video to learn how to get the most out of it.
Enjoy the workout, and wave goodbye to your belly fat!